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VandalProof 1.2 Now Available[edit]

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After a lenghty, but much-needed Wikibreak, I'm happy to announce that version 1.2 of VandalProof is now available for download! Beyond fixing some of the most obnoxious bugs, like the persistent crash on start-up that many have experienced, version 1.2 also offers a wide variety of new features, including a stub-sorter, a global user whitelist and blacklist, navigational controls, and greater customization. You can find a full list of the new features here. While I believe this release to be a significant improvement over the last, it's nonetheless nowhere near the end of the line for VandalProof. Thanks to Rob Church, I now have an account on test.wikipedia.org with SysOp rights and have already been hard at work incorporating administrative tools into VandalProof, which I plan to make available in the near future. An example of one such SysOp tool that I'm working on incorporating is my simple history merge tool, which simplifies the process of performing history merges from one article into another. Anyway, if you haven't already, I'd encourage you to download and install version 1.2 and take it out for a test-drive. As always, your suggestions for improvement are always appreciated, and I hope that you will find this new version useful. Happy editing! --AmiDaniel (talk) 02:21, 21 May 2006 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Bot_requests#WelcomeBot[edit]

Hey Fetofs, thanks for looking into it. I know a little bit about regular expressions (it's PHP/Javascript/CSS I'm not so crash-hot with) - is it possible I could help? Or at least see how you've gone so far? Thanks, pfctdayelise (translate?) 09:35, 21 May 2006 (UTC)

Takeback 2 request[edit]

I'm unsure what "Takeback 2 request" means in our chess game? Did I accidentally do something incorrectly? Thanks.--Eva db 13:51, 23 May 2006 (UTC)

Sorry...I'm a bit slow sometimes. Feel free to take back the moves that you want. I'll still crush you with my towering intellectual abilities. :) --Eva db 18:02, 23 May 2006 (UTC)

EWS23's RfA[edit]

Hi Fetofs! Thank you very much for your support of my request for adminship. I really appreciate the support of fellow Esperanzans, as I know they have the highest standards for civility. Thanks again, and if you ever see something that I could be doing better, feel free to leave me a message. EWS23 | (Leave me a message!) 00:08, 24 May 2006 (UTC)

VP 1.2[edit]

Nice spotting on the {{DeclineVP}} template - I missed that! - Glen TC (Stollery) 21:41, 25 May 2006 (UTC)

Thank you for your comments in Lar's RfA![edit]

Legobrick.pngWe are here to build an encyclopedia!

Hi Fetofs, and thank you for your (cliched but hey, why not!) positive comments in my request for adminship! With a final tally of (109/5/1), I have been entrusted with adminship. It's been several weeks since the conclusion of the process, so hopefully you've had a chance to see me in action. Please let me know what you think! Thanks again! ++Lar: t/c 03:25, 28 May 2006 (UTC)

Adverts: Like The Beatles?... Like LEGO?... In a WikiProject that classifies?... Are you an accountable admin?... Got DYK?...

Concordia newsletter[edit]

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Community Justice is no more. It has been reformed to Concordia. Membership has been transferred.

Concordia is an organization of editors on Wikipedia that strive to encourage civility and fair treatment among all editors in the Wikipedian community, from the Wikignome to the Wikiholic. The project was designed to have a friendly and helpful environment to support any unfortunate Wikipedians that have become victims of incivility, hostility, or continual disrespect.

We currently need help in getting going, and making the community understand our aims. We work for civility. Nothing more, nothing less.

If you have ideas, let us know at our talk page, or on the IRC channel. We aim to spread civility in every way we can.

Should you wish to unsubscribe to future newsletters, please add your name to Wikipedia:Concordia/Do Not Spam.

Thank you for your time. If you need anything, feel free to comment at WT:CCD or come into our IRC channel [1].

- The Concordia council. Delivered by Ian13 13:25, 28 May 2006 (UTC)

Civility and community[edit]

If it is only an ideal and not an actual organization, you should label it as a Wikipedian essay. You could also perhaps try to gain enough consensual support to make it into a guideline, though you'll have to heavily expand the article--TBC 04:05, 28 May 2006 (UTC)

Sorry, I seem to have made a typo...--TBC 14:34, 28 May 2006 (UTC)

Can I use VP?[edit]

I downloade VandalProof but it doesn't work, can you help? Mostly Rainy 01:42, 30 May 2006 (UTC)

Ital Bot[edit]

  • Pokémon Trading Card Game
  • Pokémon Yellow
  • Pokémon Adventures
  • Pokémon Emerald
  • Pokémon Emerald
  • Pokémon Magical Journey

Thanks, Highway Rainbow Sneakers 22:11, 31 May 2006 (UTC)

Update[edit]

Hmm, 40 is still very low, but I'm not really sure what else to tell you. Main edits are important, but some people will conclude from the low talk page edits that you must not be doing much serious editing. I would support you based on my knowledge, but I can't really guess whether other people would or not. Friday (talk) 17:40, 2 June 2006 (UTC)

Moving pages with pywikipediabot[edit]

Hi. I just discovered that a method for moving pages was added to pywikipedia about 10 days ago. Unfortunately, CVS on SourceForge seems to be down again, but I'm sure you'll be able to get it some time. Enjoy! -- Jitse Niesen (talk) 12:50, 3 June 2006 (UTC)

Mediator[edit]

Thanks. Still in discussion --RogerK 04:08, 4 June 2006 (UTC)

Thanks for your help. --RogerK 03:50, 7 June 2006 (UTC)
I am extremely unhappy with this admin's stance on thumb-size images. If nothing can be done through mediation, I'll go to arbitration. There are few editors here in WP who would agree with his narrow view; it's a RARE article (especially in the FA category) which conforms to this arbitrary and unstated rule. It's obvious to anyone who writes in good faith for WP that thumb-size is an unacceptable limitation; I can find NOTHING in the form of WP policy which states that I MUST use thumb-size images. It's this sort of nit-picking and abuse of authority that discourages people like me from being a part of Wikipedia. I'm getting tired of wasting my time with this sort of hogwash. --RogerK 02:27, 8 June 2006 (UTC)
My name is Rog. and yours is? Would rather talk to you in a personal way, instead of this anonymous thing. Thanks for getting involved.
I'm not a stupid person, just ignorant here on this site. Doesn't mean I'm totally ignorant though, I'm almost 62 years old. So I've been around and done a few things.
I don't have time to check all the policies and guidelines here; I've tried it and found myself goin' 'round in circles. There are so many that it's easy to get lost trying to find what you forgot you were lookin' for.
So I leave that to others. I'd like to address the points you have made.
(1) "I have already cited the policy, it says to generally use thumbnail images. Of course, it also says that setting it is acceptable."
This is my argument; "general" and "setting is acceptable", up to 250px, and perhaps more.
(2) "it is general practice here to use thumbnail images instead of setting the pixel size."
I'm sorry, but I disagree. Obviously, a Featured article is the "finest that Wikipedia has to offer". When "Loung Ung" was changed by the professor, repeatedly, I checked out a few Featured articles for the incidence of "thumb" images. Of the first six, all included images with pixels set. I'd venture to speculate that 85%, perhaps more, of all Featured articles follow this trend (just a guess, based on statistical probabilities; I don't have time to verify it because there are some 1000 FAs).
There's much more to be said, but it's 10:20 here and I have to get up at 5. so I'll continue tomorrow. --RogerK 02:31, 9 June 2006 (UTC)
Your argument about 800x600 is not really valid; "entry level" monitors are 17-inch for home and office, and have been for at least a year, perhaps two. These all specify a native resolution of 1024x768. There may be some people who are restricted to 14-inch monitors and 800x600, but I doubt that many of them will be coming to Wikipedia. Just my opinion.
Stressed? Yes. Told my wife in the last few days that I'm tired of this waste of time and I'm losing my enthusiasm for this site. This man, who is an admin, has engaged in an edit war, over an issue for which he has little or no support. He changed, I changed, he changed, I changed, he changed, and I sought mediation to avoid the war. When you stated that "WP:IUP#Displayed_image_size (which I checked) says that, generally, one should use the thumb option to display images, but you can set it manually to 200-250 pixels.", and William Thweatt said (in reference to the book cover image that Mel deleted) "I agree with Roger's interpretation of fair-use in this case. We use it similarly in musician-related articles by including scans of album covers in the article covering the artists as long as the album is discussed/mentioned at some point in the article.", I re-introduced the deleted image and resized the others, with the comment that it was within Wikipedia's guidelines. Mel reverted my edits with the simple comment "see talk", as if the matter was closed on the authority of his previous comments. So I left you my comment about 'if not mediation, then arbitration', 'cause I'm fed up.
My reasons for setting pixel size can also be found at the peer review discussion page. That's where I thought comments would be made in reply to my request for peer review. It has to do with formatting for the aesthetic factor, both here on the site and in print. Have a look at this article: "The Lady of Shalot". After Mel insisted on thumb-size, the editors of the article increased it's pixel size, probably because Mel had not been there for some time. Why did they do it? Because thumb-size was not acceptable (in their opinion) for the display of the image. An aesthetic decision. An editorial decision. A correct decision for the display of such an image.
I'm not concerned much about Mel blocking me. My edits here in Wikipedia can be seen by all who want to. I contribute in good faith and am proud of the work I've done. If he were to block me, I'm afraid he would be making a mistake.
I'm not interested in trying to maintain any conversation with the man. His attitude is, in my opinion, that of a god to whom I should bow, and I won't. I don't believe that he cares to discuss, he dictates. --RogerK 03:07, 10 June 2006 (UTC)
Ok, thanks for your help. --RogerK 20:11, 10 June 2006 (UTC)
I assume that you have completed your mediation, based upon your last statement to me about 'it's between me and him'. If you have actually mediated, why is there no comment in "Mediator response"? Just wonderin'. Never been here before. --RogerK 05:18, 11 June 2006 (UTC)

I have nothing more to say that hasn't been said. I reverted his last revert, with an explanation. If he persists, I'll either seek arbitration, or leave the site. I'm tired of this. I don't really care much anymore. --RogerK 03:50, 12 June 2006 (UTC)

Wikifun starts on Sunday[edit]

Hi,

I thought you'd like to know: Wikifun Round 13 starts coming Sunday at 21:00 UTC. -- Eugène van der Pijll 18:28, 16 June 2006 (UTC)

This message has been sent to you because your user page is included in Category:Wake me for Wikifun.

WP:WHMT[edit]

I'm thinking of having a playoff between Dante Alighieri and Mike Straw. The match will be only one game (meaning each will have one hangman), and the winner advances to play me. However, if Dante Alighieri wins, the pool will be reshuffled for the semifinals, and I'll face either you or Mike Straw, and Dante Alighieri will face either you or Mike Straw. Sound good? Ian Manka Talk to me! 02:46, 21 June 2006 (UTC)

Happy Birthday[edit]

Hello friend. I wish you a very happy birthday. BTW, I learnt of the same from Wikipedia:Esperanza. All the best for the coming year! --Bhadani 16:10, 22 June 2006 (UTC)

Happy Birthday!!![edit]

Balloons-aj.png The Wikipedia Birthday Committee wishes you a very happy birthday! Enjoy your special day.

Many happy returns! Enjoy the day!

Thistheman 04:24, 22 June 2006 (UTC)

Happy spirit journey formation anniversary! --emc! (t a l k) 21:58, 22 June 2006 (UTC)

A short Esperanzial update[edit]

As you may have gathered, discussions have been raging for about a week on the Esperanza talk page as to the future direction of Esperanza. Some of these are still ongoing and warrant more input (such as the idea to scrap the members list altogether). However, some decisions have been made and the charter has hence been amended. See what happened. Basically, the whole leadership has had a reshuffle, so please review the new, improved charter.

As a result, we are electing 4 people this month. They will replace JoanneB and Pschemp and form a new tranche A, serving until December. Elections will begin on 2006-07-02 and last until 2006-07-09. If you wish to run for a Council position, add your name to the list before 2006-07-02. For more details, see Wikipedia:Esperanza/June 2006 elections.

Thanks and kind, Esperanzial regards, —Celestianpower háblame 16:00, 23 June 2006 (UTC)

A short Esperanzial update[edit]

As you may have gathered, discussions have been raging for about a week on the Esperanza talk page as to the future direction of Esperanza. Some of these are still ongoing and warrant more input (such as the idea to scrap the members list altogether). However, some decisions have been made and the charter has hence been amended. See what happened. Basically, the whole leadership has had a reshuffle, so please review the new, improved charter.

As a result, we are electing 4 people this month. They will replace JoanneB and Pschemp and form a new tranche A, serving until December. Elections will begin on 2006-07-02 and last until 2006-07-09. If you wish to run for a Council position, add your name to the list before 2006-07-02. For more details, see Wikipedia:Esperanza/June 2006 elections.

Thanks and kind, Esperanzial regards, —Celestianpower háblame 16:00, 23 June 2006 (UTC)

Your RfA[edit]

In view of your ostensible preference for Brazil, I'm considering changing my support to oppose; even as I admire the style Brazil often play, and even as they remain my pick to win (over Argentina in the final, having overcome England after extra time in the semifinals), notwithstanding that I think England to be a slightly better side (I assess the teams to be equal in the back and front but give England a most minor advantage in the midfield), they're only third on my list of teams for whom to cheer. You will need to redirect your allegiance, irrespective of your residence, lest I should oppose. If you can't do that, might you at least change your age? Perhaps you ought to contract progeria (although the disease is evidently only heritable)... :) Joe 06:09, 25 June 2006 (UTC)

Rfa[edit]

You've answered a lot of questions on your RfA and are to be commended for it. Can I ask one more (asked here as opposed to the RfA page because it's getting crowded) that means a lot to me:
You patrol CAT:CSD for a backlog, and come across this stub up for CSD A7:
Doctor ABCD is a professor of medicine at University of EFGH. His area of interest is neuro-ophthalmology and he has published extensively in the field.
How would you approach making the decision to delete it? Many thanks. I've reviewed all of your contributions, but, for your RfA where age vs. maturity has come up, this question will decide my "vote". -- Samir धर्म 07:21, 25 June 2006 (UTC)

Thanks for the answer. I've given a support. Cheers -- Samir धर्म 20:33, 25 June 2006 (UTC)

WP:ESP/UPA results[edit]

I've emailed them to you so you can do your spamming. Thanks for signing up to do that! Cheers, Petros471 10:22, 4 July 2006 (UTC)

No I didn't forget, I thought you'd better have them first. If you want I can post them now. Petros471 12:30, 4 July 2006 (UTC)
I've put the results on the main page, and given Fir0002 the award, so you just need to do the runner up template spamming. Thanks, Petros471 12:40, 4 July 2006 (UTC)
Looks like 1 is username, 2 is link to winning userpage (the perminant link) and 3 is your 4~ sig so it shows up inside the template. Might be wrong though, I didn't make it! Petros471 12:47, 4 July 2006 (UTC)

User:My Cat inn[edit]

Not the page I originally saw, but the link on the top right was what I was looking for. Thanks! - Mgm|(talk) 09:06, 5 July 2006 (UTC)

re: VandalProof[edit]

After being notified of my acceptance, I downloaded the program and updated, but I am continually getting the login failed message, even after logging in to Wikipedia on the integrated browser. What can I do about this? Thanks - Che Nuevara: Join the Revolution 13:06, 6 July 2006 (UTC)

Well, whatever the problem was, I deleted and reinstalled, and it works now. :) - Che Nuevara: Join the Revolution 13:26, 6 July 2006 (UTC)

P.E.O. Sisterhood[edit]

I just wanted to say thanks for watching the P.E.O. Sisterhood debacle. I think you might be getting an idea now of why I brought that forth for mediation. Frankly, I don't think there is any good way to mediate this – I think it'll eventually reach the point where locking the page is necessary – but your efforts are appreciated. It's just sad that the conspiracy theorists and close-minded people alike can't get over this one, small, relatively unimportant article.  :/ Beginning 02:16, 7 July 2006 (UTC)

WP WHMT[edit]

I've updated the tree, reshuffled the group, per your specifications. Our game will take place at Wikipedia:WikiHangman Tournament/Tournament 1/Match 5. I've already started my word as the executioner. You have 24 hours to put your word up at the "B" section. Good luck! Ian Manka Talk to me! 19:23, 8 July 2006 (UTC)

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RE: VP[edit]

Hi there, I recently signed up to use VP, but it was declined since I had fewer than 250 ms edits, now that I've passed it I signed again, but it's been over 24 hours so I've come to the first mod I could find (as it's been told).

Thanks in advance. Kedi the tramp (talkcontribscount) (Respond to me on my Talk.) 16:17, 12 July 2006 (UTC)


User:Kedi the tramp[edit]

This user and I have been discussing my denial of his application - please see my talkpage. I hope you're okay with me approving him as I decided to use my discretion because he took the time to write the argument - this doesn't seem like the work of a vandal. I shall however keep a close eye on his contribs for a time. Is this okay with you? Thanks. —Xyrael / 17:30, 12 July 2006 (UTC)

Great, thanks. —Xyrael / 17:59, 12 July 2006 (UTC)

Hmm...[edit]

subst: seems to work. But it's weird. The last time I did subst, it didn't work... By the way, do you know how to make a template autosubst when subst'ed in another template? For example:

I want to put {{CURRENTDATE}} on one of my test templates. So how would I get {{CURRENTDATE}} to subst for me? Obviously the following would not work very well:

{{<includeonly>subst:</includeonly>CURRENTDATE}}

but it's the only logical solution I can think of. Any ideas?

On another note, so sorry about your failed RfA. {{User:Fredil Yupigo/signature}} 02:02, 15 July 2006 (UTC)

Sig Tempalte[edit]

Do you have any idea how to use a signature template? Right now my signature is extremely long, and so I want to use a template. And before you ask, checking the "Raw Signature" box doesn't work because then it automatically gets SUBST: added to the front. Fredil Yupigo 02:47, 15 July 2006 (UTC)

Vandalism Count[edit]

How do you do that? Fredil Yupigo 20:47, 16 July 2006 (UTC)

So the log is also updated manually? Fredil Yupigo 20:59, 16 July 2006 (UTC)

Wikipedia Research Survey Request[edit]

Hello, I am a member of a research group at Palo Alto Research Center (formerly known as Xerox PARC) studying how conflicts occur and resolve on Wikipedia. Due to your experience in conflict resolution on Wikipedia (e.g., as a member of the Mediation Cabal) we’re extremely interested in your insights on this topic. We have a survey at http://www.surveymonkey.com/s.asp?u=400792384029 which we are inviting a few selected Wikipedians to participate in, and we would be extremely appreciative if you would take the time to complete it. As a token of our gratitude, we would like to present you with a PARC research star upon completion. Thank you for your time.

Parc wiki researcher 00:01, 26 July 2006 (UTC)
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Comment on Xaosflux's User Talk[edit]

I posted a reply there. αChimp laudare 14:47, 27 July 2006 (UTC)

See my reply here: User_talk:Xaosflux#Deleting_UBXsxaosflux Talk 01:21, 28 July 2006 (UTC)

Fetofsbot2 rocks[edit]

Vitruvian Barnstar.png The da Vinci Barnstar
Fetofsbot2 rocks! evrik 01:41, 29 July 2006 (UTC)

WP:WHMT[edit]

I'm back from Pittsburgh and have updated our games. Ian Manka Talk to me! 22:41, 17 July 2006 (UTC)

If you don't move shortly (24 hours), I'll have to forefeit you. Ian Manka Talk to me! 21:24, 20 July 2006 (UTC)
I've responded in the "rule change" topic on the talk page. Take a look, if you so choose. Ian Manka Talk to me! 01:13, 1 August 2006 (UTC)

WP:WHMT[edit]

I'm back from Pittsburgh and have updated our games. Ian Manka Talk to me! 22:41, 17 July 2006 (UTC)

If you don't move shortly (24 hours), I'll have to forefeit you. Ian Manka Talk to me! 21:24, 20 July 2006 (UTC)
I've responded in the "rule change" topic on the talk page. Take a look, if you so choose. Ian Manka Talk to me! 01:13, 1 August 2006 (UTC)

Bot suggestion[edit]

First Request[edit]

Could you suggest a bot that could change all the instances of{{portalpar}} to {{|portalpar|Scouting|Scoutsgreengoldnoscroll.png}}? --Thanks! --evrik 20:05, 17 July 2006 (UTC)

or

--evrik 22:07, 17 July 2006 (UTC)

  • Thank you! evrik 20:25, 18 July 2006 (UTC)

Second request[edit]

Can you tackle {{portalpar}} to {{portalpar|Saints|Gloriole.png}}

The list I suggest would be: http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Special:Whatlinkshere/Portal:Saints&limit=500&from=0

Muchas Gracias. --evrik 21:55, 28 July 2006 (UTC)

Third Request[edit]

There was a major snafu when the saints project was being promoted. I would like to convert people currently using the template {{User Saints WikiProject}} to {{subst:User Saints WikiProject}}.

The list is here:

http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Special:Whatlinkshere&target=Template:User_Saints_WikiProject

Your help would be appreciated. --evrik 18:19, 3 August 2006 (UTC)

Oh yeah[edit]

Mediation on Ars Technica[edit]

I appreciate the effort, and I'm sure many others do as well. Thank you. Tsetna 23:20, 3 August 2006 (UTC)

Image:Wikiscreenshot ung.jpg listed for deletion[edit]

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August Esperanza Newsletter[edit]

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Redirects[edit]

Hey, thanks for the suggestion. That would be a lot easier. However, Wikipedia:Double redirects states it is better to change redirects to avoid having *any* redirects at all, and during page moves prior to this, I've been told to do it that way. Of course, that was almost nine months ago and I really haven't been active on Wikipedia since January, so if there has been a change in policy, I wouldn't know about it. Thank you, 青い(Aoi) 17:10, 14 August 2006 (UTC)

In actuality, I doubt there's an actual policy, but Wikipedia:Double redirects says to do this:
  • Suppose page title A redirects to B which in turn redirects to C.
  • Follow a link to A. You will see a page containing: (a) the page title B; (b) a large link to C; (c) a very small notice in the corner saying "redirected from A".
  • Click the "A" in "redirected from A".
  • You will see a page containing: (a) the page title A; (b) a large link to B.
  • Click "Edit this page" and change B to C.
Unless my logic is flawed (which it might be, it's still early in the morning in Hawaii), that means to go to the original link and change the link directly to the page's new location. I was told that this was preferred because it would help conserve Wikipedia's resources in the long run.
However, I realize now I could've saved a lot of trouble (I fixed about two hundred redirects in this fashion) by simply putting a request to change the redirects to User:Werdnabot/Double-redirect bypass requests.
Whatever the case may be, thank you for your helpful advice. Sincerely, 青い(Aoi) 19:07, 14 August 2006 (UTC)
Actually, I understood it like this: according to the instructions available, page A redirects to page B (because when you go to page A, you end up at page B), which in turn directs to "C" (the "C" described by the large link in question is the page that was moved, because when you go to a double-redirect, Wikipedia's servers only allow the first redirect to work, and the second redirect's target is shown as a large link. The instructions tell you to go to the *original* page A and change the link from the second redirect to the actual article (since the instructions tell you to click the link to the article "A" and and edit the link from "B" to "C"), thus skipping any redirects which in either case I think is more desirable than having to be forwarded across pages. 青い(Aoi) 20:05, 14 August 2006 (UTC)

August Esperanza Newsletter[edit]

Program Feature: To-Do List
The Esperanza To-Do List is a place where you may list any request, big or small, for assistance. If you need help with archiving your usertalk, for example, all you need to do is list it here and somebody will help you out. Likewise, if you need help with some area of editing on Wikipedia, list it here! Again, any matter, trivial or not, can be placed on this page. However, all matters listed on this page must not be of an argumentative nature. You do not need to be a member of Esperanza (or this program) to place or fulfill requests on this page. If you don't have any requests, consider coming by and fulfilling a few! This program has not been very active, but has lots of potential!
What's New?
In order to help proposed programs become specific enough to make into full-fledged programs, the In development section of the proposals page has been created. Proposals that are promising, but need to be organized in more detail are listed here. Please take a look at what is there, and help the proposals turn into programs.
To improve both the layout and text of the front page, in an attempt to clarify the image of Esperanza, the front page is going to have some redesigning take place. Please take your creative minds to Wikipedia:Esperanza/Front page redesign to brainstorm good ideas.
Many thanks to MiszaBot, courtesy of Misza13, for delivering the newsletter.
  1. In order to make sure all users who join Esperanza are welcomed, a list of volunteers who are willing to welcome new Esperanzians is at Wikipedia:Esperanza/Members#Esperanza_welcomers. Please add yourself if you are interested; we want to make sure all new Esperanza members are welcomed!
  2. The In development section of the proposals page has been created.
  3. Proposals page: Some proposals have been moved to the aforementioned "In development" section, some have been left as a proposal, and others have been archived. For those proposals that were a good idea but didn't necessarily constitute a program, General Esperanzial Actions has been created.
  4. Two small pieces of charter reform will be decided on in a straw poll at Wikipedia talk:Esperanza/Governance. One involves filling the position of any councillors who may leave, the other involves reforming the charter.
  5. Until cooperation with the Kindness Campaign is better defined, it remains as a proposed program.
  6. There is a page for discussing the front page redesign.
Signed...
Natalya, Banes, Celestianpower, EWS23, FireFox, Freakofnurture, and Titoxd
05:03, 14 August 2006 (UTC)
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Redirects[edit]

Hey, thanks for the suggestion. That would be a lot easier. However, Wikipedia:Double redirects states it is better to change redirects to avoid having *any* redirects at all, and during page moves prior to this, I've been told to do it that way. Of course, that was almost nine months ago and I really haven't been active on Wikipedia since January, so if there has been a change in policy, I wouldn't know about it. Thank you, 青い(Aoi) 17:10, 14 August 2006 (UTC)

In actuality, I doubt there's an actual policy, but Wikipedia:Double redirects says to do this:
  • Suppose page title A redirects to B which in turn redirects to C.
  • Follow a link to A. You will see a page containing: (a) the page title B; (b) a large link to C; (c) a very small notice in the corner saying "redirected from A".
  • Click the "A" in "redirected from A".
  • You will see a page containing: (a) the page title A; (b) a large link to B.
  • Click "Edit this page" and change B to C.
Unless my logic is flawed (which it might be, it's still early in the morning in Hawaii), that means to go to the original link and change the link directly to the page's new location. I was told that this was preferred because it would help conserve Wikipedia's resources in the long run.
However, I realize now I could've saved a lot of trouble (I fixed about two hundred redirects in this fashion) by simply putting a request to change the redirects to User:Werdnabot/Double-redirect bypass requests.
Whatever the case may be, thank you for your helpful advice. Sincerely, 青い(Aoi) 19:07, 14 August 2006 (UTC)
Actually, I understood it like this: according to the instructions available, page A redirects to page B (because when you go to page A, you end up at page B), which in turn directs to "C" (the "C" described by the large link in question is the page that was moved, because when you go to a double-redirect, Wikipedia's servers only allow the first redirect to work, and the second redirect's target is shown as a large link. The instructions tell you to go to the *original* page A and change the link from the second redirect to the actual article (since the instructions tell you to click the link to the article "A" and and edit the link from "B" to "C"), thus skipping any redirects which in either case I think is more desirable than having to be forwarded across pages. 青い(Aoi) 20:05, 14 August 2006 (UTC)

Mediation on Ars[edit]

  • I'm sorry the editors on the article couldn't even come together to discuss some sort of solution, but I appreciate the time and energy you've spent on making an attempt. Thanks again. Debuskjt 00:55, 22 August 2006 (UTC)

WP:WHMT[edit]

Hello. You may or may not remember this, but some time ago you signed up for a Hangman Tournament hosted here on Wikipedia. The next tournament is about to start, and I was just wondering if you were still interested in participating. If you are, please go to the page (linked above) and bold your name in the sign-up list. This will confirm your registration. If you are not interested any more, please feel free to remove your name from the list. If you haven't responded within 7 days, I will assume you are not interested, and remove you from the list.

If you think anyone else may be interested in this tournament, please drop them a note and ask them to sign up. Good luck, and I hope to see you at the tournament!

We need to get the rules straightened out before the start of this. I'll take a look at them, and give my suggestions soon-ish. If you have any questions, please contact me at my talk page. Ian Manka Talk to me! 13:38, 17 September 2006 (UTC)


September Esperanza Newsletter[edit]

Program Feature: Barnstar Brigade
Here in Wikipedia there are hundreds of wikipedians whose work and efforts go unappreciated. One occasionally comes across editors who have thousands of good edits, but because they may not get around as much as others, their contributions and hard work often go unnoticed. As Esperanzians we can help to make people feel appreciated, be it by some kind words or the awarding of a Barnstar. This is where the Barnstar Brigade comes in. The object of this program is to seek out the people which deserve a Barnstar, and help them feel appreciated. With your help, we can recognize more dedicated editors!
What's New?
September elections are upon us! Anyone wishing to be a part of the Advisory Council may list themselves as a candidate from 18 September until 24 September, with the voting taking place from 25 September to 30 September. Those who wish to help with the election staff should also list themselves!
Appreciation Week, a program currently in development, now has its own subpage! Share your good ideas on how to make it awesome there!
The Esperanza front page has been redesigned! Many thanks to all who worked hard on it.
Many thanks to MiszaBot, courtesy of Misza13, for delivering the newsletter.
  1. The proposals page has been updated, with some proposals being archived.
  2. Since the program in development Appretiaion week is getting lots of good ideas, it now has its own subpage.
  3. The September 2006 Council elections will open for nominations on 18 September 2006. The voting will run from 25 September 2006 until 30 September 2006. If you wish to be a candidate or a member of the elections staff, please list yourself!
  4. The new Esperanza front page design has but put up - many thanks to all who worked on it!
  5. TangoTango has written a script for a bot that will list new members of Esperanza, which will help those who welcome new Esperanzains greatly!
Signed...
Natalya, Banes, Celestianpower, EWS23, FireFox, Freakofnurture, and Titoxd
04:04, 18 September 2006 (UTC)
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Bot request[edit]

Could Fetofsbot fix the double redirects here:

Thanks! --evrik 13:18, 16 October 2006 (UTC)

Hangman[edit]

There is a new game of Hangman in progress. Nathannoblet 04:36, 22 October 2006 (UTC)

FED[edit]

Nuvola apps cookie.png Happy First Edit Day, Fetofs/Archive 3, from the Wikipedia Birthday Committee! Have a great day!

have a good one if you are there! Jeffklib 05:16, 23 October 2006 (UTC)

Happy first edit day, Fetofs! Enjoy yourself! --May the Force be with you! Shreshth91 11:34, 23 October 2006 (UTC)

Happy wiki-birthday[edit]

I wish you a vaery happy wiki-birthday! And, please come back soon. --Bhadani 13:13, 23 October 2006 (UTC)

To help you with your welcoming of new Esperanza members...[edit]

... TangoTango has kindly written up a script that once a week lists all of the new members to Esperanza. The list can be found at User:Tangotango/New members of Esperanza; it is updated once a week, and will show all of the new members since the last update. If you're not sure if everyone who joined the past week has been welcomed, that is a great place to check! I hope that helps you in your welcome, and thank you for making a point to greet new Esperanzians! -- Natalya 18:25, 26 October 2006 (UTC)

VP Ongoing Issue[edit]

For some reason my name has been removed from the list of authorized users. I was added by Betacommand here [2], and he welcommed me here[3]. I had difficulties using it, did everything I could myself, was unable to, so I requested assistance here [4]. Instead of assistance, I was removed from the list. Because I have had difficulties on wikipedia recieving help from administrators when requested, this message is in essence a generic template I am writing on all moderators' talk pages and discussion boards in the hopes of recieving if nothing else a response - ideally, however, a solution. Thank you very much and apologies for my impatience. Gregorof/(T) 05:24, 3 November 2006 (UTC)

November Esperanza Newsletter[edit]

Program Feature: Admin Coaching (needs coaches!)
Admin Coaching needs coaches!!! If you are an administrator, or even a generally experienced user, do consider signing up to be a coach.

Admin Coaching, now being coordinated by HighwayCello, is a program for people who want help learning some of the more subtle aspects of Wikipedia policy and culture. People are matched with experienced users who are willing to offer coaching. The program is designed for people who have figured out the basics of editing articles; they're not newcomers any more, but they might want some help in learning new roles. In this way, Esperanza would help keep hope alive for Wikipedia because we would always be grooming the next generation of admins.

What's New?
The Tutorial Drive is a new Esperanza program! In an effort to make complicated processes on Wikipedia easier for everyone, Esperanza working to create and compile a list of tutorials about processes here on Wikipedia. Consider writing one!
A discussion on how Esperanza relates to the encyclopedia has been started; please add your thoughts.
Many thanks to MiszaBot, courtesy of Misza13, for delivering the newsletter.
  • The list of proposed programs has been updated, with some proposals being archived.
  • There is now a new program: the Tutorial Drive! Consider writing a tutorial on something you are good at doing on Wikipedia.
  • The suggestion of adding a cohesive look to all the Esperanza pages is being considered; join the discussion if you are interested!
  • In order to make a useful interlanguage welcome template, those involved in translation projects will be asked what English Wikipedia policies are most important and confusing to editors coming from other language Wikipedias.
  • A discussion of Esperanza's role in Wikipedia is being held, with all thoughts of all Esperanzians wanted!
  • Shreshth91 informed everyone that he will be leaving the Esperanza council as life is rather busy; his spot will be filled by the runner up from the last election, HighwayCello.
Signed...
Natalya, Banes, Celestianpower, EWS23, FireFox, The Halo, Shreshth91 and HighwayCello
20:33, 1 November 2006 (UTC)
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mersennewiki[edit]

If you are the same Fetofs than the one on mersennewiki, you might want to drop a note to somebody to fix the link to the official website on http://mersennewiki.org/index.php/MasterPrime_2006 which does not work. — MFH:Talk 22:57, 14 November 2006 (UTC)

Orphaned fair use image (Image:Broblood2tt11a.jpg)[edit]

Thanks for uploading Image:Broblood2tt11a.jpg. I notice the 'image' page currently specifies that the image is unlicensed for use on Wikipedia and may only be used on Wikipedia under a claim of fair use. However, the image is currently orphaned, meaning that it is not used in any articles on Wikipedia. If the image was previously in an article, please go to the article and see why it was removed. You may add it back if you think that that will be useful. However, please note that images for which a replacement could be created are not acceptable under fair use (see our fair use policy).

If you have uploaded other unlicensed media, please check whether they're used in any articles or not. You can find a list of 'image' pages you have edited by clicking on the "my contributions" link (it is located at the very top of any Wikipedia page when you are logged in), and then selecting "Image" from the dropdown box. Note that any fair use images not used in any articles will be deleted after seven days, as described on criteria for speedy deletion. Thank you. Fritz S. (Talk) 12:04, 24 November 2006 (UTC)

addLoadEvent[edit]

Hi, one of your user scripts uses the addLoadEvent( func ) function (see [5]). This function will be removed from MediaWiki:Common.js soon. Please modify your scripts to use addOnloadHook( func ) instead. —Ruud 18:21, 26 November 2006 (UTC)

BOT[edit]

Hello, I am interested in using your bot Fetofsbot2. I don’t have much experience with bot’s so I figured I would use someone else’s. Please could you leave a message on my talk page about your decision.SenatorsTalk | Contribs 21:54, 17 January 2007 (UTC)

I am interested in creating my own bot, but I don't now how to can you help me?SenatorsTalk | Contribs 04:55, 27 January 2007 (UTC)

Welcome to VandalProof![edit]

Thank you for your interest in VandalProof, Fetofs! You have now been added to the list of authorized users, so if you haven't already, simply download and install VandalProof from our main page. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me or any other moderator, or you can post a message on the discussion page. Betacommand (talkcontribsBot) 18:55, 2 February 2007 (UTC)

Orphaned fair use image (Image:QtLogo.png)[edit]

Thanks for uploading Image:QtLogo.png. The image description page currently specifies that the image is non-free and may only be used on Wikipedia under a claim of fair use. However, the image is currently orphaned, meaning that it is not used in any articles on Wikipedia. If the image was previously in an article, please go to the article and see why it was removed. You may add it back if you think that that will be useful. However, please note that images for which a replacement could be created are not acceptable under fair use (see our fair use policy).

If you have uploaded other unlicensed media, please check whether they're used in any articles or not. You can find a list of 'image' pages you have edited by clicking on the "my contributions" link (it is located at the very top of any Wikipedia page when you are logged in), and then selecting "Image" from the dropdown box. Note that any fair use images not used in any articles will be deleted after seven days, as described on criteria for speedy deletion. Thank you. This is an automated message from BJBot 04:40, 3 February 2007 (UTC)

VandalProof[edit]

Hi there, I was just wondering why you blanked the list of those awaiting approval; It doesn't seem as if the users were contacted. I'm always trying to learn more about process, and a response would be appreciated ;-). Thanks, --Hojimachongtalk 23:00, 4 March 2007 (UTC)

Quite. I was about to revert the list myself Jammy Simpson | Talk | 23:01, 4 March 2007 (UTC)

Wikifun[edit]

Round 14 is starting just about now. --Spondoolicks 16:48, 10 April 2007 (UTC)

Worry[edit]

I'm a bit worried. I meet all the requirements for VP , but have no feed back. --Pupster21 Talk To Me 16:49, 2 May 2007 (UTC)

Party hard Fetofs![edit]

Balloons-aj.svg The Wikipedia Birthday Committee wishes you a very happy birthday! Enjoy your special day.

Cheers --RobNS 01:13, 22 June 2007 (UTC)

Happy birthday! All the best :) Peacent 05:18, 22 June 2007 (UTC)

Happy First Edit Day[edit]

Nuvola apps cookie.png Happy First Edit Day, Fetofs/Archive 3, from the Wikipedia Birthday Committee! Have a great day!

talk toSailorAlphaCentauri 16:22, 23 October 2007 (UTC)