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MSU Interview[edit]

Dear Feydey,


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.
  • Interviews can be conducted over skype (preferred), IRC or email. (You choose the form of communication based upon your comfort level, time, etc.)
  • All interviews will be completely anonymous, meaning that you (real name and/or pseudonym) will never be identified in any of our materials, unless you give the interviewer permission to do so.
  • All interviews will be completely voluntary. You are under no obligation to say yes to an interview, and can say no and stop or leave the interview at any time.
  • The entire interview process is being overseen by MSU's institutional review board (ethics review). This means that all questions have been approved by the university and all students have been trained how to conduct interviews ethically and properly.


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) 19:20, 9 February 2012 (UTC)

Happy First Edit Day[edit]

Edit day.svg Happy First Edit Day, Feydey, from the Wikipedia Birthday Committee! Have a great day! Armbrust, B.Ed. Let's talkabout my edits? 03:03, 24 March 2012 (UTC)

Choky Ice as JimmyNichols for Playgirl.jpg[edit]

Source: Self scanned image from my own personal collection

low resulution

Purpose of use: For use in the promotion of both Rocco Siffredi and the magazine.


No free alternative exists or can be created. Is not a significant source to be used outside of the Rocco Siffredi or Playgirl Wiki articles. — Preceding unsigned comment added by LowKey08 (talkcontribs) 03:53, 25 March 2012 (UTC)

Choky Ice as JimmyNichols for Playgirl.jpg[edit]

My bad I meant Choky Ice!


Source: Self scanned image from my own personal collection

low resolution

Purpose of use: For use in the promotion of both Choky Ice and the magazine.


No free alternative exists or can be created. Is not a significant source to be used outside of the Choky Ice or Playgirl Wiki articles. — Preceding unsigned comment added by LowKey08 (talkcontribs) 03:58, 25 March 2012 (UTC)

Question on copyright status[edit]

Hello Feydey!

I noticed you posted the Reynold Brown's Ben Hur poster online and cited it as:

"This work is in the public domain in that it was published in the United States between 1923 and 1977 and without a copyright notice. Unless its author has been dead for several years, it is copyrighted in jurisdictions that do not apply the rule of the shorter term for US works, such as Canada (50 p.m.a.), Mainland China (50 p.m.a., not Hong Kong or Macao), Germany (70 p.m.a.), Mexico (100 p.m.a.), Switzerland (70 p.m.a.), and other countries with individual treaties. See this page for further explanation."

My 501c3non-profit that promotes electric vehicles would like to use Reynold Brown's Attack of the 50ft Woman poster. We plan on doing a poster/t-shirts that say,"Drive Electric Or Else..." We have submitted a permission request to Warner Bros thinking they have the copyright. If it is not too much trouble, would you know if this poster similarly in the public domain?

Thank you for any help you may offer!

Jim Poch Executive Director Plug In Carolina 127 Sandshell Dr. Charleston, SC 29492 jamesrpoch@gmail.com — Preceding unsigned comment added by Jamesrpoch (talkcontribs) 18:42, 10 April 2012 (UTC)

Literature portal[edit]

Literature has been nominated for a featured portal review and may lose its status as a featured portal. Reviewers' concerns are set out here. Please leave your comments (which can include "keep" or "delist") and help the portal to be of featured quality. The instructions for the review process are here. Espresso Addict (talk) 17:45, 29 January 2013 (UTC)

can u delete this image of me??? I don't want it on wikipedia anymore! thank you![edit]

File:Zack Shah in 2010.jpg — Preceding unsigned comment added by Mczackster (talkcontribs) 04:30, 23 February 2013 (UTC)

Copyvio images that need to be deleted ASAP[edit]

Hi! If you remember, you had once deleted many of my images which were copyright violations, way back in 2010. Well thanks for that, because I became a more responsible editor and uploader since then. But I have found a few more of them lying in my contributions which went unnoticed. I see that you are an admin, so it will be easier to delete them quickly.

Here are the filenames:

  • File:Tirupati airport arrival gate from airplane.jpg
  • File:Goldenchariot train luxury service in india.jpg
  • File:Nature in the lake.JPG
  • File:Western Ghats.JPG
  • File:Tirupati rail station.jpg
  • File:Apsrtc bus in tirumala.jpg
  • File:Rajdhani-Express howrah to delhi.jpg
  • File:Deccan-odyssey luxury train with my friend.jpg
  • File:Ongole bull.jpg
  • File:The algoza instrument.jpg
  • File:Budhwar peth in pune.jpg

I never took them, and now i feel ashamed with the claims i made to make them look legitimate. Please delete ASAP. Thanks. Rishabh Tatiraju (talk) 06:03, 7 April 2013 (UTC)

Thanks, the issue has been resolved. The images were deleted by Ks0stm. Rishabh Tatiraju (talk) 06:34, 7 April 2013 (UTC)

Hi, I am trying to upload this promo picture of eleanor mcevoy File:Eleanor McEvoy "If You Leave..." promo.jpg but don't understand what I need to do to upload it correctly. It is a picture put out by McEvoy's management to accompany her last tour. It was given to me by the management to use with the information posted about McEvoy. Could you help me code it properly so it can stay up on the page. Thank you so much for your help. Annajeanne (talk) 11:51, 6 July 2013 (UTC)

Where should Siam redirect?[edit]

Where should the Siam page redirect? Please discuss at Talk:Siam. —  AjaxSmack  03:00, 19 August 2013 (UTC)

Possibly unfree File:Grande Arche de La Défense et fontaine.jpg[edit]

A file that you uploaded or altered, File:Grande Arche de La Défense et fontaine.jpg, has been listed at Wikipedia:Possibly unfree files because its copyright status is unclear or disputed. If the file's copyright status cannot be verified, it may be deleted. You may find more information on the file description page. You are welcome to add comments to its entry at the discussion if you object to the listing for any reason. Thank you.  — Crisco 1492 (talk) 23:07, 21 August 2013 (UTC)


Hello Feydey,

First, my apologies for my mistake, a glaring error but committed inadvertently.I'd like to assure you that I'll be more careful in the future. Meantime, I took the liberty to add the full name (Croft, Andy) in the persondata template. I hope it's okay by you. Sorry, once again. Best regards, (MrNiceGuy1113 (talk) 06:05, 1 September 2013 (UTC))

Portal:Literature at Wikipedia:Featured portal candidates[edit]

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An RfC that you may be interested in...[edit]

As one of the previous contributors to {{Infobox film}} or as one of the commenters on it's talk page, I would like to inform you that there has been a RfC started on the talk page as to implementation of previously deprecated parameters. Your comments and thoughts on the matter would be welcomed. Happy editing!

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Request for comment[edit]

Hello there, a proposal regarding pre-adminship review has been raised at Village pump by Anna Frodesiak. Your comments here is very much appreciated. Many thanks. Jim Carter through MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 06:47, 28 May 2014 (UTC)

Lake Miranda[edit]

Hello Feydey Greetings,

I was Looking at a link for Lake Miranda (In Australia)and was informed that, that page was deleted by you on 2007-09-02T13:25:53. Is there a way to see the original article that was deleted? I am not an expert in this field; just a novice. Hope I am doing the right thing! Thanking you in advanceKavaliltt 05:27, 26 July 2014 (UTC) — Preceding unsigned comment added by Kavaliltt (talkcontribs)

Potpoupri (album) listed at Redirects for discussion[edit]

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Potpoupri (album) listed at Redirects for discussion[edit]

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Grampu[edit]

Hello, I saw that you had (many years ago) protected the page "Grampu" so that only admins could create it. I was thinking of having the page be a redirect to Oobi (TV series)#Characters, and would like your thoughts on this. Thank you so much! Squiddaddy (talk) 02:13, 31 October 2015 (UTC)

Done. feydey (talk) 12:46, 1 November 2015 (UTC)

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

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ArbCom elections are now open![edit]

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Extended confirmed protection[edit]

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

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

  • Extended confirmed protection may only be used in cases where semi-protection has proven ineffective. It should not be used as a first resort.
  • A bot will post a notification at Wikipedia:Administrators' noticeboard of each use. MusikBot currently does this by updating a report, which is transcluded onto the noticeboard.
Please review the protection policy carefully before using this new level of protection on pages. Thank you.
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Two-Factor Authentication now available for admins[edit]

Hello,

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) 20:32, 12 November 2016 (UTC)

A new user right for New Page Patrollers[edit]

Hi Feydey.

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)

ArbCom Elections 2016: Voting now open![edit]

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Nomination of Jason Lawrence for deletion[edit]

A discussion is taking place as to whether the article Jason Lawrence is suitable for inclusion in Wikipedia according to Wikipedia's policies and guidelines or whether it should be deleted.

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ArbCom 2017 election voter message[edit]

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13 years of editing, today[edit]

Balloons-aj.svg Hey, Feydey. I'd like to wish you a wonderful First Edit Day on behalf of the Wikipedia Birthday Committee!
Have a great day!
Chris Troutman (talk) 16:49, 24 March 2018 (UTC)
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