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Wow. I'm SO delighted to see your name again. ^^ Wait, you're under a new name now. :) I must say, your new signature, combined with the old name inside the template, got me confused for a second. I guess I'm slow today. :) Hope your summer was exciting, and welcome back! I saw you already got back to the wiki-work, it is about time. :D Take care, --PeaceNT (talk) 05:39, 9 September 2008 (UTC)


thank you very much for protecting Dubstep. as you can probably see i'm trying to compromise with this guy, but he seems intent on imposing his thing in a lot of music articles. and his thing is mostly stub at present :( --Kaini (talk) 02:02, 8 October 2008 (UTC)

incidentally, would you care to comment on this storm in a teacup? I swear, two years of peaceful editing then a deluge of crap :~ --Kaini (talk) 02:11, 8 October 2008 (UTC)
cheers! that email address is defunct, so i won't get your mail. give me a day to activate my new email account, and re-send it? --Kaini (talk) 14:19, 8 October 2008 (UTC)
hey, i just figured out who you are. welcome back :) --Kaini (talk) 15:20, 8 October 2008 (UTC)
no probs man. doing my best to WP:AGF. hey, the guy has created a userpage now so maybe we're getting somewhere. --Kaini (talk) 01:43, 14 October 2008 (UTC)

Thanks for the feedback

During my successful Rfa, you expressed concern about my report of User:Fullyang to WP:UAA. I had actually created that account per an Account Creation request as part of my duties on the account creation team. I didn't notice until after I'd created it that the e-mail address was using the domain name. Do you still think the UAA request was wrong? I'd like to hear your thoughts.--Aervanath lives in the Orphanage 03:36, 16 November 2008 (UTC)

2009 time!

To a good 2008 and to an even better 2009. Happy New Year! Acalamari 23:39, 31 December 2008 (UTC)

Nice to see you around again. :) Best wishes. Acalamari 23:39, 31 December 2008 (UTC)


Some person with an IP address beginning with 81 vandalized the techno article by erasing notable artists and adding non-notable people. I'll see if I can revert it. Urabahn (talk) 18:14, 7 January 2009 (UTC)

First Edit Day

Nuvola apps cookie.svg Happy First Edit Day, Filelakeshoe/archive, from the Wikipedia Birthday Committee! Have a great day!

Versus22 talk 04:13, 22 March 2009 (UTC)


  • I'm interested to understand why you did not feel that this user name is in any way promotional. Every article that he/she has created recently relates to a non notable promotional audio tape of a non notable walk in Oyster Bay. I have prodded the lead article and one of the buildings to see if others agree.Regards --Paste Let’s have a chat. 09:20, 12 April 2009 (UTC)

Regarding your essay

Well said... I'm getting tired by the many non-vios reported there. I mean you expect false positives from the bots but the other reporters seem to be even worse... there's way less mistakes at AIV, even. I think something needs to be done because it's making UAA pretty useless as a page for intentional violations (what's the difference between this and the recently reported User:Wikidududu? O_o). -- Mentifisto 13:58, 22 April 2009 (UTC)

dubstep opening para

hey seckle/filelakeshoe... something i've spoken about with martin clark before - and that i am presently reconsidering - is the opening paragraph of the dubstep article. it could definitely use improvement. in a way it doesn't say much about what dubstep sounds like - instead, what it is busy doing is establishing notability, who coined the phrase, where the sound came from, and that sort of thing. here it is, broken down:

Dubstep is a genre of electronic music that has its roots in London's early 2000s UK garage scene.

this statement is fine - what this article is about, in a broad sense, and some context.

Musically, dubstep is distinguished by its dark mood, sparse rhythms, and emphasis on bass.

this could do with improvement - it's OK, i guess, and sort of explains the difference between, say, dubstep and psy-trance, but it could be a hell of a lot better.

Dubstep started to spread beyond small local scenes in late 2005 and early 2006, with many websites devoted to the genre appearing on the Internet and thus aiding the growth of the scene, such as dubstepforum, the download site Barefiles and blogs such as gutterbreakz.

this is where the problem becomes apparent - i'm reading this article for the first time. whilst things like sources, asserting notability, and the internet as a disseminating factor in the spread of the genre are undoubtedly important, a first-time reader of the article has no interest in this. his concerns are more along the line of "what is it?".

Simultaneously, the genre was receiving extensive coverage in music magazines such as The Wire and online publications such as Pitchfork Media, with a regular feature entitled The Month In: Grime/Dubstep.

same problem as before. i think i actually wrote this sentence :)

Interest in dubstep grew significantly after BBC Radio 1 DJ Mary Anne Hobbs started championing the genre, beginning with a show devoted to it (entitled "Dubstep Warz") in January 2006.

and again, same problem... notability paranoia..
it's now a big, stable article. there is plenty of space to include all this stuff. the opening paragraph should include more references to other musics, more descriptive stuff regarding what this music actually sounds like.


House music is a style of electronic dance music that originated in Chicago, Illinois, USA in the late 1970s and early 1980s. It was initially popularized in mid-1980s discothèques catering to the African-American,[1] Latino,[1] and gay[1][2][3] communities, first in Chicago, then in New York City and Detroit. It eventually reached Europe before becoming infused in mainstream pop & dance music worldwide. House music is strongly influenced by elements of soul- and funk-infused varieties of disco. House music generally mimics disco's percussion, especially the use of a prominent bass drum on every beat, but may feature a prominent synthesizer bassline, electronic drums, electronic effects, funk and pop samples, and reverb- or delay-enhanced vocals.

Psychedelic rock is a style of rock music that is inspired or influenced by psychedelic culture, or attempts to replicate the mind-altering experiences of hallucinogenic drugs.[1] It emerged during the mid 1960s among garage and folk rock bands in Britain and the United States. Psychedelic rock bridged the transition from early blues-based rock to progressive rock, art rock, experimental rock and heavy metal; and also drew on non-Western sources such as Indian music's ragas and sitars.

Drum and bass (commonly abbreviated to d&b, DnB, dnb, d'n'b, drum n bass, drum & bass, dNb), also known as jungle, is a type of electronic dance music which emerged in the late 1980s. The genre is characterized by fast breakbeats (typically between 165–185 bpm, occasional variation is noted in older compositions), with heavy sub-bass lines. Drum and bass began as an offshoot of the United Kingdom rave scene of the very early 1990s. Over the first decade of its existence, the incorporation of elements from various musical genres lent to many permutations in its overall style.

before i make any big edits, i'm very open to suggestions on how to improve the lede of the article! --Kaini (talk) 23:35, 3 May 2009 (UTC)

hello !!filelakeshoe. i made a comment about the 1st paragraph rewrite on Kaini's talk. Have a look and thanks for connecting me to your ideas! :) Seckle (talk) 23:57, 4 May 2009 (UTC)


Why? I don't get it. --Abce2|Howdy! 03:07, 4 May 2009 (UTC)

I just followed the four step thing on the fixing singniture page. It won't fit. --Abce2|Howdy! 06:32, 4 May 2009 (UTC)

GA reassessment of Drum and bass

I have conducted a reassessment of the above article as part of the GA Sweeps process. I have found a large number of concerns which you can see at Talk:Drum and bass/GA1, and consequently have de-listed the article. Thanks. Jezhotwells (talk) 19:02, 19 July 2009 (UTC)

Thames Valley University

Hi there. Thanks for your recent edit to Template:Universities and colleges in London. Although Thames Valley University does have a campus in Ealing, London, most of the university (and its students) are based at sites in Slough and Reading in Berkshire. Therefore, as such, Thames Valley University is not a 'London' university. However it is listed in Template:Universities and colleges in South East England. I have reverted your (goodfaith) edit, but thanks. Bleaney (talk) 21:41, 28 September 2009 (UTC)

Actually, completely ignore what I have just said! On further investigation, it does appear that Thames Valley University sees its base in 'West london'. That is where the 'head office' is and where the vice chancellor is based etc, AND it markets itself as a London university. I stand corrected. I will put back your change! Bleaney (talk) 21:50, 28 September 2009 (UTC)


Hello Filelakeshoe. Thank you for the improvements of my imperfect English at this article. I wrote it after a funny excursion to the brewery with my friends, "co-drunks" from South Moravian villages. I created more articles related to Brno ([1], [2], [3]) and I plan to write more, e. g. translation of this excellent list. May I ask you for your help later? (mainly the language cleanup). Thanks again. --Vejvančický (talk | contribs) 07:59, 17 June 2010 (UTC)

That was really fast, thank you for the improvements - the articles look more professional now. Sometimes I wonder how can I repeat the same mistakes over and over... I should rather stick with my en-2 :). You have to have nerves of iron to teach people with similar knowledge of English :) Přeji pěkný den! --Vejvančický (talk | contribs) 07:34, 18 June 2010 (UTC)


for wasting your time with the Clean Energy Portal speedy problem. I really should have remebered to check the material was PD. Thanks,Acather96 (talk) 20:35, 22 June 2010 (UTC)

Clean Energy Portal

You declined the speedy at this article saying "information is not copyrighted". As the entire article appears to have been copied verbatim from and the Important Notices link explicitly states "The material on this site is covered by the provisions of the Copyright Act, by Canadian laws, policies, regulations and international agreements." Could you please further explain your reasoning? VernoWhitney (talk) 21:19, 22 June 2010 (UTC)

Hm, so Canadian government publication isn't PD then. Learn something new every day. Thanks for the heads up, article now deleted. - filelakeshoe 21:26, 22 June 2010 (UTC)
Okay, thanks. Should you want to learn more, it's Crown copyright. It's really only the US (and maybe some other country? I don't remember which) where federal works are automatically PD. VernoWhitney (talk) 00:53, 23 June 2010 (UTC)


On Talk:Kvelertak, you wrote

Take it to AfD if it hurts your head. Even if you don't believe the assertions to notability, the fact that the assertions and references are there means this article isn't speediable.

Actually, the article, as it existed when you removed the speedy tag, makes no assertions of notability whatsoever. It merely states that they are a band who released an album. The references provided verify those facts: they are a band and they've released an album. The problem isn't that I don't believe their assertion of notability, but that no assertion of notability is made, and no references can be found that would help me improve the article to the point of making such an assertion. WikiDan61ChatMe!ReadMe!! 11:49, 23 June 2010 (UTC)

Strč prst skrz krk

Thanks for notice. You are welcome. ;-) --Kusurija (talk) 16:07, 30 June 2010 (UTC)

Thank semi-spam

Thanks for your support in my RfA, which was closed as successful. Cheers, Nikkimaria (talk) 15:53, 24 August 2010 (UTC)


Would you like to restore that sandbox page you just deleted? I specifically restored it to his userspace so he could try to tone it down after I deleted it in mainspace. I realize its horrible now, and I don't have high hopes that he will make it not horrible but he did ask in good faith. Regards, Syrthiss (talk) 12:37, 27 April 2011 (UTC)

Done, sorry for the confusion - filelakeshoe 12:40, 27 April 2011 (UTC)
Np, I realized after you restored it that I had left the g11 so its my fault. Syrthiss (talk) 12:42, 27 April 2011 (UTC)

Pranic healing

Ahoj Filelake. I've restored the article. Choa Kok Sui was deleted in February 2006 and I think this topic needs proper consideration and discussion, see [4]. --Vejvančický (talk | contribs) 12:57, 27 April 2011 (UTC)

Hi Antonín. That AfD included three articles, but fair enough, I got the feeling an "ancient science" which was considered non-notable in 2006 would definitely still be considered non-notable today. Alternative medicine topics are basically not allowed to have articles on Wikipedia unless there are a load of scientific journals slagging them off, the sources on that google books list would all be dismissed as unreliable/promotional/not independent. Don't get me wrong, this is the one thing I hate the most about Wikipedia, but that's how it is, and you're in for a Galileo-style lynching if you want to fight to keep this article, let me warn you! Good luck :) - filelakeshoe 13:03, 27 April 2011 (UTC)
I know nothing about Pranic healing and I'm not at all a fan of alternative medicine :) However, 3,600 results on G-Books and 880 000 G-hits suggest that this term is not entirely trivial and people might search for an explanation here on Wikipedia, no matter how unscientific the topic is. That's why I object. Also, the AfD took place 5 years ago and Wikipedia changed a lot from that time. I think this topic deserves another discussion about its suitability for this project. ... I'm not afraid of a lynch, the online lynching can't hurt me :) In any case, thanks for your warning. --Vejvančický (talk | contribs) 13:42, 27 April 2011 (UTC)


Hi there, You've declined a G11 I raised and advised taking it to AfD. I've been trying to figure out how! Please can you point me in the right direction? Thanks Tesspub (talk) 00:21, 28 April 2011 (UTC)


I have changed the article on my user box and have ensured that it meets the notability guidelines. How do I change the Sandbox page into the Notewagon page now?

Recovering an article

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Thanks alot. Wacomshera (talk) 14:53, 4 May 2011 (UTC)

Hello! It took me about half the weekend busting my butt to learn all of the Wikipedia reference citation scripts and such, but I think I have improved vastly the article about 1313 Mockingbird Lane (band). Would you be nice enough to look at my new version and give me your advice about whether or not the article deserves to be restored? Thanks! Wacomshera (talk) 14:32, 31 May 2011 (UTC)

DYK for Jižní Město

The DYK project (nominate) 12:05, 5 May 2011 (UTC)

Need help removing a title or template from the search engine

Hello. I got in way over my head with Wikipedia. You guys must be really smart...I'm not. I am trying to remove a title or template from the search engine. It is: A CINCINNATI PRIVATE EYE PROTECTING PRINCESS DI: A Fascinating Footnote In History. Could I impose upon your kindness and get you to remove it for me. I've spend hours on this site trying to get the title removed and now I'm just going in circles. Thanks for not making me feel dumb. I appreciate your assistance in removing this title. Also, on a shallow note; I would not want anyone to google "A CINCINNATI PRIVATE EYE PROTECTING PRINCESS DI..." and get the Wikipedia listing of my botched attempts. Regards LuvToRead3 (talk) 18:16, 11 May 2011 (UTC)

Not sure what you mean - nothing will come up in Google. If the article title still comes up in Google search it won't link to anything, since the page has been deleted. - filelakeshoe 00:17, 13 May 2011 (UTC)

Cs-2 template

Hello Filelakeshoe. Sorry, don't be angry at me for my comment about inflective languages, mainly Czech, but some users think English is one world language. I just want in our names Czech diacritics. Sorry for my bad English. --Midi7 (talk) 13:31, 23 May 2011 (UTC)

I wasn't angry, I found it really funny :) It's sth I have to deal with all the time, as an English person learning Czech, the assumption that English speakers are all linguistically illiterate.. which I understand, because we don't have to learn another language to communicate with people. I also wish people would leave diacritics alone. - filelakeshoe 14:16, 23 May 2011 (UTC)
Thank you, I thought you was angry (because Pane Bože in your new template). I hope you like our country. With greetings, --Midi7 (talk) 14:23, 23 May 2011 (UTC)
Perhaps that wasn't the best expression. In English "dear lord!" or "oh my god!" can be used to express surprise as well as anger. - filelakeshoe 16:23, 23 May 2011 (UTC)


Thanks! --Francis Tyers · 00:43, 4 June 2011 (UTC)

Userfy Foundation for the Development of Ukraine page

Dear Filelakeshoe, kindly userfy the page Foundation for the Development of Ukraine which is my next-to-first article here so that I could adjust it to Wiki regulations. Many thanks in advance, --Orekhova (talk) 07:23, 16 June 2011 (UTC)


Hello Filelakeshoe. You recently deleted the page I created for the Australian Roleplaying convention 'Eyecon' citing a copyright violation. The name Eyecon is a registered trademark in Australia and is owned by the organisation that runs the Eyecon convention (the Sydney Roleplaying Games Association). The convention exists and information about it can be found at Can you please reverse your deletion — Preceding unsigned comment added by Lukestrotz (talkcontribs) 06:31, 23 June 2011 (UTC)

Hi - actually I deleted a page someone created in 2008, which was a copyright violation, i.e. the text had been copied and pasted from another website. The page you created in 2011 was deleted by another admin, not because of copyright, but because the convention's notability was in question. That something "exists" isn't a good enough reason for it to be included on Wikipedia, it has to be written about in independent reliable sources. I can restore the page to a page in your userspace if you want to work on it. - filelakeshoe 09:27, 23 June 2011 (UTC)

Orphaned non-free image File:MandyvsBookaShade-BodyLanguage-TocadiscoRemix-sample.ogg


Thanks for uploading File:MandyvsBookaShade-BodyLanguage-TocadiscoRemix-sample.ogg. 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 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 for use on Wikipedia (see our policy for non-free media).

Note that any non-free images not used in any articles will be deleted after seven days, as described in the criteria for speedy deletion. Thank you. Skier Dude (talk) 09:40, 3 October 2011 (UTC)

Deep Electronica AFD

Please offer input here, thanks!-- Semitransgenic talk. 12:52, 2 February 2012 (UTC)

Robert Fico

Hi. Please review diffs between your edits and mine. My edit summaries explain what was removed or added and why; also dd/mm/yyyy formatting consistency. Yours. Quis separabit? 10:27, 12 March 2012 (UTC)

No worries. Yours, Quis separabit? 10:45, 12 March 2012 (UTC)

Maya Jane Coles

Thanks a lot for your kind message! Just a question regarding your edits on this article: aren't we supposed to use historical present on Wikipedia? --Koui² (talk) 13:29, 19 March 2012 (UTC)

That makes perfect sense, you gave me a good insight into using historical present, thanks a lot! It differs quite a lot to the French conventions where almost everything is written in present (in an encylopaedia). --Koui² (talk) 15:43, 19 March 2012 (UTC)

Happy First Edit Day

Edit day.svg Happy First Edit Day, Filelakeshoe, from the Wikipedia Birthday Committee! Have a great day! Armbrust, B.Ed. Let's talkabout my edits? 23:42, 22 March 2012 (UTC)

April 2012

It seems a bad idea to have April Fool's jokes that involve changes to actual articles. IRWolfie- (talk) 16:36, 1 April 2012 (UTC)

A barnstar for you!

Special Barnstar Hires.png The Special Barnstar
For being just a few seconds ahead of me on the deadmau5 article. Keep the ninja skills high! Barts1a / Talk to me / Help me improve 13:17, 13 April 2012 (UTC)

Maya Jane Coles' year of birth

Hi. The article used as a reference was issued end of 2011 and it asserts she's 23 at the time. Was my deduction too quick? --Koui² (talk) 14:15, 17 April 2012 (UTC)

Yep. The article might also have been written earlier than it was published, it's not a safe deduction. I tried to find her birthdate published somewhere online but couldn't.. - filelakeshoe 14:20, 17 April 2012 (UTC)
I've been trying hard too, but this XLR8R article was about the only paper where one could get an idea of her age/DoB... But you're right, we'll save that info for later, once we find an accurate source... I read on your user page that you know her; perhaps would she be kind enough to provide you with this piece of info? --Koui² (talk) 15:28, 17 April 2012 (UTC)
Oh I know her birthday (and google searching it + her name reveals nothing), I'm just being very careful about adding info to this article which isn't sourced somewhere.. it's annoying, but at the end of the day it's a BLP and if she hasn't released information elsewhere we shouldn't release it here. - filelakeshoe 15:35, 17 April 2012 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Biographies of living persons

Beyoncé Knowles GMA 2011 cropped.jpg Invitation to diacritics guideline discussion at WT:BLP
Hi, you were one of 100+ Users who has commented on a living person Requested Move featuring diacritics (e.g. the é in Beyoncé Knowles) in the last 30 days. Following closure of Talk:Stephane Huet RM, a tightening of BLP guidelines is proposed. Your contribution is invited to WT:BLP to discuss drafting a proposal for tightening BLP accuracy guidelines for names. In ictu oculi (talk) 00:04, 20 April 2012 (UTC)

Feel free to duplicate this invite on the pages of others who have commented, for or against. In ictu oculi (talk) 00:08, 20 April 2012 (UTC)


Hey Filelakeshoe! has been several years since PeaceNT and I nominated you for adminship, hasn't it? It's a shame she's not still around, she stopped editing at the end of 2008. :( However, I am still around and I'm glad to see you're still here, too. :) Acalamari 16:30, 23 April 2012 (UTC)

My activity varies, and I fully anticipate on getting less active, but I too will still make the occasional edit here and there. :) Acalamari 10:25, 2 May 2012 (UTC)

File:Scooby-Doo! Music of the Vampire.jpg

Can you fix the notice I have no idea what I'm doing with it. LOL! Thanks! Swifty*talk 17:42, 30 April 2012 (UTC)

Not sure what's going on here to be honest - didn't really understand the suggestion on WT:CSD. If I read it correctly it was asking for a speedy criterion for images which are uploaded twice, which is CSD F1. But the image you tagged is used on an article, and you haven't specified where the redundant version is, where is it? - filelakeshoe 17:46, 30 April 2012 (UTC)
It's the multiple images at the bottom if you look there's three of them. I don't know how to make the CSD so they can be erased as there's no need for the other two resolutions as the image was made smaller. Swifty*talk 17:59, 30 April 2012 (UTC)
Aah, I see. Well I'm not sure if F1 covers this, it's not really clear, I think it should though. I deleted the larger resolution versions, at the very least they fail the NFCC so could also be deleted under G12.. I'm sure no one will object.. - filelakeshoe 18:03, 30 April 2012 (UTC)

Kww got it and showed me which one I need to use in the future on my talk page. Swifty*talk 19:13, 30 April 2012 (UTC)

PHI Inc.

Hello, I am relatively new here with only a few edits under my belt. One was fairly substantial. I appreciated your help with my PHI Inc. Article by moving it to my sandbox. I have spent several (many) hours working on this article. I have even learned how to and edited some of my very own templates so that I can get the coding and format of the page to look right. It is my attempt to make the PHI Inc Page fit to a uniform format followed by all aviation company pages, specifically helicopter services pages. I have several Helicopter service companie articles that I would like to add as well as many edits to the existing pages that are well outdated. As you can tell I work in the helicopter business and it is a passion of mine.

However I am having some trouble. I tried to republish brief overview of the article I am working on in my sandbox to wikipedia, again under the PHI Inc heading. This was only a brief overview with only basic company overview and a

My article is still located at User:Firemedicmonkey/sandbox If you could look at this page and suggest any changes or revisions that I need to work on to keep it from being deleted. I guess I am not sure if need to put a reference with every sentence that I type, or what. It seems that might be the only way for me to present that same information that is presented by this company in it's facebook page and company website, despite the fact that the specific wording is my own... — Preceding unsigned comment added by Firemedicmonkey (talkcontribs) 08:18, 2 May 2012 (UTC)


Hi, I just wanted to leave a note saying thank you for partcipating in my RFA, and your comments will be taken on board and acted upon. Hopfully, I will be of a level you can support in a future RFA. MrLittleIrish (talk) © 12:51, 2 May 2012 (UTC)

Peer Posipal

Regarding your declining the CSD, it was at AfD, and while there someone tagged it A7, and it was CSD'd before the AfD could close. Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Peer Posipal. I wasn't sure if I could tag it G4, since it was at AfD, but the actual deletion happened by CSD, and you can't G4 something that was CSD'd. I'll take it back to AfD again if you wish, but I'd rather not waste the bandwidth. The subject of the article never played in a "fully professional league," so he fails WP:NFOOTY. Let me know if you still don't want to delete it. LivitEh?/What? 14:02, 2 May 2012 (UTC)

Yes, in retrospect I should have left it at AfD. The article which was speedied per A7 had one sentence saying he was a footballer and who his father was and that was it, no assertion to notability. This newer version asserts notability, so it's not A7. If you dispute the new article's claim that he played in the Bundesliga, which AFAIK is a fully professional league, then take it to AfD. - filelakeshoe 14:05, 2 May 2012 (UTC)
Aww, rats, I missed that. I swear, as an American who is not at all interested in soccer/football, and even less clueful about the whole international club/team/league/division/cup/challenge/whatever system, these FOOTY articles always get me twisted up. Good eye, and thanks for the reply. LivitEh?/What? 14:11, 2 May 2012 (UTC)
And of course, I just realized that you closed the AfD, so this is all pretty pointless. Have a nice day, I'm off to do something more useful! :) LivitEh?/What? 14:12, 2 May 2012 (UTC)
No worries - filelakeshoe 17:33, 2 May 2012 (UTC)

Spotted in passing

Hi. I spotted I should probably point out I'm generally (though of course not entirely) pro-diacritics, but I would like to see ALL diacritics-related RMs, either way, to cease until we come to an agreement on how to update the guidelines. And editors who keep nominating them informed, and blocked if they keep refusing to be patient, because it IS getting disruptive now. - filelakeshoe 22:57, 3 May 2012 (UTC)
Surprisingly, at this point I would agree. However I cannot see how anyone can expect an agreement to update the guidelines to happen. That was the purpose of the Beyoncé invitation, despite the fact that it was flawed due to my own assumption that because I consider it more an issue for BLPs than other articles (which evidently isn't a view widely shared among either for- or against- Chicago MOS). The fact is that the 90 invited who were pro-diacritics in passing (which under normal circumstances would include me, passing by) simply (a) did not turn up and (b) the 20 that did could not make as much noise as the 10 against. I'm sorry but under this sort of dynamic I cannot see how anyone can expect an agreement to update the (which) guidelines, much as I'd love to see one. Of course I'm new to this so I could be as wrong in taking a pessimistic view as I was wrong in taking an optimistic one 4 weeks ago. Ultimately as long as no one starts hockeyizing composers and painters it probably doesn't matter. In ictu oculi (talk) 00:31, 4 May 2012 (UTC)

Don't despair, the discussion which went on at the BLP talk page was much more constructive than the one last spring at WT:UE. People even went as far as removing diacritics from people's signatures, didn't see anything that ridiculous this time around. The important thing is compromising, I must admit I'm actually fine with the title Novak Djokovic (or Djoković) for example. But not so much with Ziga Pance since he doesn't even play outside of Slovenia. Once people stop being so extreme we can come to an agreement. - filelakeshoe 00:45, 4 May 2012 (UTC)
Thanks, I'm not despairing, just a little bit wiser about the dynamics than I was. I'm still not convinced about (a) Icelandic eth and thorn, (b) Czechs and Mexicans who have green cards for the US, but (c) I have changed my mind about romanization of Serbian names. Despite the fact that I have Alexander and Bursać's BSC grammar on my shelves the penny hadn't really dropped that Serbian isn't a cyrillic alphabet language and that probably needs writing into WP:UE some quiet day in the future, by Serbian editors, not me. The Đoković / Djokovic case is an interesting exception in that despite his website being at Đoković it's a justifiable case of ITF rules genuinely wagging the dog and arguing for a genuine Tennis names bubble - though turning Č č ć into C c c per Nikola Cacic ("Kakik"?) doesn't serve anybody. Na schledanou. In ictu oculi (talk) 04:05, 4 May 2012 (UTC)

Willerby Jags

I can't see why you declined G7 as it was the author who blanked the page & it was author who moved the page to (NONE), please explain. ★☆ DUCKISJAMMMY☆★ 15:57, 21 May 2012 (UTC)

Because the edit history shows more than one account adding content to the page. G7 only applies when only one author has contributed content. - filelakeshoe 16:12, 21 May 2012 (UTC)
Ok fare enough, but the fact that the author was not the only person to add substantial content should have been your edit summary rather then what was actually stated. Regards ★☆ DUCKISJAMMMY☆★ 16:22, 21 May 2012 (UTC)


There is a village of same name in Serbia. I think it has priority. -- Bojan  Talk  13:36, 22 May 2012 (UTC)

Well, I hadn't intention to write the article. I thought if someone see red link, he would do it-- Bojan  Talk  14:32, 22 May 2012 (UTC)

Page of Andre Ziehe

Hi, I'm a new contributor, and still learning. I wanted to create a page of Andre Ziehe, it's a biography. And it's deleted. I know it was not perfect. But now, I have made another page of Andre Ziehe but I tried it on my user page first. I hope you would consider review it, and notify me whether the article is good enought to be moved into it's own page. It's here. Sincerely,

Sedona25 (talk) 19:33, 27 May 2012 (UTC)

Hi there, the problem with this article is that it doesn't say why he's significant, although it is well formatted and sourced. Read through the notability criteria for entertainers and expand the article to include information about what he's actually done. - filelakeshoe 19:37, 27 May 2012 (UTC)
Hi, thank you for your review. I've already added some more info about his career section. Hopefully it will suffice. Please do review it again.
Thank you,
Sedona25 (talk) 01:42, 28 May 2012 (UTC)
OK, moved to mainspace. - filelakeshoe 08:44, 28 May 2012 (UTC)


main problem is that it says "Simon Reynolds examined the idea of any links," I see no such "examination" in the paragraph cited. The connection between ketamine and "the origins of dubstep" is not something that can be verified using this cite. Reynolds simply acknowledges that is is a rumour, but he's not really telling us anything. While I accept that verifiable connections between certain musical styles and specific substances can be made, I don't believe there is strong enough evidence offered in this instance to feature note of it in the article, especially not in the context of tying ketamine to the "the origins of dubstep." Semitransgenic talk. 15:18, 29 May 2012 (UTC)

Well he's telling us that there's a dispute in the scene over it, which is definitely true (High Rankin did a couple of topical pieces bashing use of ket and mephedrone), and that that short lived strain of dubstep may have been influenced by ketamine. Could these be mentioned with more source material if it appears do you think? I tried looking for more people writing about this but most were just blogs discussing that Reynolds article.. it definitely has nothing to do with "origins" though, you're quite right there. - filelakeshoe 15:26, 29 May 2012 (UTC)
I'm not sure it's necessary, especially not without usable verifiable sources. If we were talking about, for example, "rave," we could without question connect it with e usage, there are multiple academic sources to draw upon, but I can't say the same for ketamine and dubstep. I would personally be wary of making a direct association without good sources. Semitransgenic talk. 18:19, 29 May 2012 (UTC)

Arbitration case opened

An arbitration case in which you commented has been opened, and is located at Wikipedia:Arbitration/Requests/Case/GoodDay. Evidence that you wish the Arbitrators to consider should be added to the evidence sub-page, at Wikipedia:Arbitration/Requests/Case/GoodDay/Evidence. Please add your evidence by March 5, 2012, which is when the evidence phase closes. You can contribute to the case workshop sub-page, Wikipedia:Arbitration/Requests/Case/GoodDay/Workshop. For a guide to the arbitration process, see Wikipedia:Arbitration/Guide to arbitration. For the Arbitration Committee, Alexandr Dmitri (talk) 22:03, 29 May 2012 (UTC)

Can you take a look at Floyd storm murphy iii?

Hey, Filelakeshoe, I saw you doing CSDs and I'd like to ask your advice on Floyd storm murphy iii. It looks like a hoax (sources that give producer credits for the FanMail album don't mention him, and I can't find anything else that backs up the claims, either), but I'm not sure it's obvious enough for G3, so I BLPPRODded it. Can you take a look and let me know what you think? Thanks! Writ Keeper 16:34, 31 May 2012 (UTC)

That looks like it's probably nonsense especially the claim about Tupac, I would just leave the PROD on there though, I agree not so obvious that it could be speedied. - filelakeshoe 16:42, 31 May 2012 (UTC)


I shouldn't be nominating things when I'm half asleep, I totally screwed that up. I also nominated the header itself at first. Thanks for the fix. Equazcion (talk) 09:19, 11 Jun 2012 (UTC)

Hah, yeah I wondered why the help desk was MfD'd, thought I'd stepped back to April 1st again)) No worries - filelakeshoe 09:30, 11 June 2012 (UTC)


Oh dear. Facepalm --Shirt58 (talk) 08:12, 12 June 2012 (UTC)

Seems legit! - filelakeshoe 08:13, 12 June 2012 (UTC)


Hi, I wonder why you didn't accept my speedy deletion request for this one. That word is clearly a typo and does not exist in any language. De728631 (talk) 09:07, 12 June 2012 (UTC)

Some typos and misspellings are acceptable as redirects, e.g. Hadjuk Split. The criterion for speedy deletion is implausible typo, I would guess that this is not implausible since someone misspelled it that way when creating the article. Seems perfectly plausible that Anglophones would mishear vogel as volgel from a linguistic point of view too. - filelakeshoe 09:12, 12 June 2012 (UTC)
Alright then, let's have that redirect. De728631 (talk) 09:17, 12 June 2012 (UTC)

Discussion at Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Football#Next match day scenarios

You are invited to join the discussion at Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Football#Next match day scenarios. Jack Bornholm (talk) 21:05, 12 June 2012 (UTC)


In the future if you have something to say why not say it on your main account, why hide behind KenneBar81 ? GreenUniverse (talk) 23:48, 12 June 2012 (UTC)

Um, in the future if you want to wrongly accuse me of sockpuppetry why not open an SPI case, or actually provide some evidence? Failing to see any link between my account and this one, so unless you're willing to explain yourself, would you mind striking that comment? Thanks, - filelakeshoe 07:07, 13 June 2012 (UTC)
Oh, just looked through his edits and found Wikipedia:Contributor copyright investigations/GreenUniverse, now I get it, someone else agrees with me that some articles shouldn't have been merged/deleted/redirected therefore we're the same person. Great logic! Two points, 1) You're supposed to notify people whose conduct you're discussing on-wiki and 2) you can be rest assured that no one who's been an admin for 4 years would be stupid enough to take a content dispute to ArbCom. Move on. - filelakeshoe 07:25, 13 June 2012 (UTC)
Funny how you and KenneBar both had editor since 2007 on your page and both have the same writing style and both have said the same things. Obviously KenneBar is not a main account please look at his edits :) GreenUniverse (talk) 16:09, 13 June 2012 (UTC)
Same writing style? Don't see that. Thousands of editors registered or started editing in 2007, that is not sufficient evidence. As for us saying the same things, I've never once edited one of the articles in his contributions, and I've never even looked at "Causal body, Mental body, Etheric body, Astral body, Silver cord". Go tell them to run a CheckUser on me if you want, I can assure you that is not my sockpuppet (though you're right, it does look like a sockpuppet). - filelakeshoe 16:14, 13 June 2012 (UTC)

User:GreenUniverse has been blocked as a sock of User:BookWorm44. - SummerPhD (talk) 01:32, 15 June 2012 (UTC)


Hi, I see you're active so I'd like to ask you to perform a histmerge for this c&p move I've come across. The move as such is justified since that editor would like to create an article about a battle at the same site some 1000 years earlier, so in the end they'll make a disambiguation page. See also the discussion on my user talk page. Regards, De728631 (talk) 09:08, 13 June 2012 (UTC)

Thank you, that was fast. De728631 (talk) 09:15, 13 June 2012 (UTC)

No worries, not sure whether it was worth restoring the 2 deleted revisions but I have anyway, Battle of Pancorbo now redirects to Battle of Pancorbo (1808) and can be made into a disambiguation page when the other article is created. - filelakeshoe 09:17, 13 June 2012 (UTC)

Not an account

Follow me to join the secret cabal!


In case you haven't heard of it, IPv6 is enabled on this website. This is an IP address not an account so there's no reason to block (you're not the first admin to make this mistake).--Jasper Deng (talk) 21:41, 13 June 2012 (UTC)

^This. It's indeed an IP, unfortunately. Maybe we need a watchlist notice directing people to IPv6 info? Equazcion (talk) 21:59, 13 Jun 2012 (UTC)
I posted a message at ANI about it, just to get the block undone. No complaint about you Filelakeshoe, it's an understandable mistake. Equazcion (talk) 23:36, 13 Jun 2012 (UTC)

Undid block

Hi! I undid your block at User_talk:2001:718:1E03:5184:8CA3:8DDA:38D5:6D2B because this is an IP of the IPv6 flavor and not a username.  ;) Don't worry, it's confusing a lot of sysops.--v/r - TP 00:09, 14 June 2012 (UTC)

Uh, thanks a lot and sorry for the confusion, I wasn't aware IPv6 had been launched - filelakeshoe 06:57, 14 June 2012 (UTC)

hi there

my page just got deleted by you, can you advice what should I do — Preceding unsigned comment added by Bagram12 (talkcontribs) 11:32, 14 June 2012 (UTC)

Hi, you can't just copy and paste things from other websites, because of our Copyright rules. Your page was copied and pasted from [5]. Also, you're on the English Wikipedia now, and pages here must be in English, you can write an article in Albanian on the Albanian Wikipedia, but if you write it in your own words. - filelakeshoe 11:39, 14 June 2012 (UTC)

roger that now would you please deactivate my account, i dont want to be part of wikipedia anymore — Preceding unsigned comment added by Bagram12 (talkcontribs) 11:51, 14 June 2012 (UTC)

We don't deactivate accounts - just log out. - filelakeshoe 11:53, 14 June 2012 (UTC)


Well, there are several pages that redirects to Keoloewaakamaua, who was a high chief of Molokai, but for example, page "Keoloewa" does not links to any article. There is no need for such redirect pages. Can I nominate them for deletion?--Mychele (talk) 15:11, 14 June 2012 (UTC)

Yes, but do so at WP:RfD rather than using speedy deletion. Also, bear in mind that "no pages link here" is not a good reason for not having a redirect; the fact is that someone might type Keoloewa into the search box. - filelakeshoe 20:58, 14 June 2012 (UTC)

Danceking again.

May be of interest. Semitransgenic talk. 12:24, 16 June 2012 (UTC)

Thanks for unblocking me

You are the best! Thanks for reading my mail and unblocking me. I appreciate you forgiving spirit and kind gesture Please if its possible as u said to restore my page to user talk, I'll appreciate a whole lot. Thanks once again. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Damoon4all (talkcontribs) 12:51, 18 June 2012 (UTC)

Replied on your talk page. - filelakeshoe 17:02, 18 June 2012 (UTC)

DYK for Nové Spojení

Thanks from Wikipedia and the DYK team Graeme Bartlett (talk) 08:02, 19 June 2012 (UTC)

Page Reply

I put one reference not written by him in the page although there are still others. Like anthologies and articles on his writings. I'll try my best to find them and cite. Thanks — Preceding unsigned comment added by Damoon4all (talkcontribs) 13:07, 19 June 2012 (UTC)

2030 FIFA World Cup

I wonder if you could comment on why you deleted this as a "blatant hoax"? At first glance this appears to be a misuse of the speedy deletion criterion. Did you intend to use G4?


Thparkth (talk) 11:46, 21 June 2012 (UTC)

I suppose you can't see the deleted article content. It claimed to be held in "the independent country of Wiltshire", with the final contested between "the British Virgin Islands and North Korea" and the following tournament to be held in the Vatican City. It was quite funny, but it certainly was a hoax. - filelakeshoe 11:52, 21 June 2012 (UTC)
Fair enough. Apologies if I sounded meaner than I intended :) Thparkth (talk) 11:58, 21 June 2012 (UTC)


So, you will elaborate your own position there? PANONIAN 22:36, 23 June 2012 (UTC)


Thanks for participating in my RFA! I appreciate your support. Zagalejo^^^ 06:06, 3 July 2012 (UTC)

No problem, I'm really chuffed that passed. - filelakeshoe 13:51, 3 July 2012 (UTC)


Quick note your revert here - not by name - and dozens similar are likely to be dragged out in current thread at WP:ANI. Just a heads up. In ictu oculi (talk) 13:34, 20 August 2012 (UTC)

And now a motion to limit Fyunck. In ictu oculi (talk) 11:22, 22 August 2012 (UTC)


Hi! I saw you deleted a page about EPiServer some months ago because it did not seem to be relevant. I had just revived an Episerver article that was deleted 2007 and now I saw that the urls are case sensitive and that EPiServer is another page. The latter is the one I think is best to use so I will try to copy my page there now. Hope you will find the article relevant this time because we are many who are working with this cms and I saw many smaller CMS systems have wikipedia pages. Not sure if I can delete the Episerver article and instead keep the EPiServer article. If not it would be nice if you could help me with that.


Joshuasan Joshuasan (talk) 08:38, 17 September 2012 (UTC)

Regions of CZ

hi there,

if they are called "South Bohemia Region" or "South Bohemia (region)" I don't particularly care much about. "Warwickshire" is a bad example because the name is written that way, not in separate brackets. If you look at other regions and states such as "Connecticut" and "Bavaria" you will see that it is not called "State of Connecticut". But again, I am open to the different variants. The most important thing is that it's kept in English, because this is official policy after all. Gryffindor (talk) 20:19, 2 December 2012 (UTC)

Sure, sure, the point is if you say "I live in Connecticut", then it's clear you mean the state, if you say "I live in South Bohemia" it's also clear you mean the region, if you say "I live in Plzeň/Ústí nad Labem/Zlín" then it undoubtedly means the city. I'm not advocating moves to "Plzeňský kraj" or anything but that name should be translated as "Plzeň region" and not just Plzeň. - filelakeshoe 20:23, 2 December 2012 (UTC)
That's fine with me too. Gryffindor (talk) 08:14, 5 December 2012 (UTC)


10:30 . . Filelakeshoe (talk | contribs) deleted page Bill McKown ‎(Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Bill McKown)

It seems you forgot redirects. Staszek Lem (talk) 20:30, 4 December 2012 (UTC)

Thanks very much

Thank you, Filelakeshoe, for the sound judgment you exercised in your close of Wikipedia:Miscellany for deletion/Wikipedia:Today's featured article/December 17, 2012, and the wise closing comments you made there. Much appreciated, — Cirt (talk) 16:24, 5 December 2012 (UTC)


I do not wish to be confrontational, but you should know that I saw your comment, and judged the article to be suitable for a {{speedy}} delete in both versions. The article as restored by you still qualifies under speedy criteria. I will not delete it again, as this gives the appearance of indecision, but suggest that another admin should do so.--Anthony Bradbury"talk" 16:23, 7 December 2012 (UTC)

OK. I never like applying speedy criteria to articles with loads of history, and no one commented on the article history at the AfD. Regardless the AfD is time up so it can probably be deleted. - filelakeshoe 18:45, 7 December 2012 (UTC)
With respect, because your admin experience is slightly longer than mine, history in an article is not relevant. Assertion of notability in the history is, and there was none in the history contained in this article. --Anthony Bradbury"talk" 21:01, 7 December 2012 (UTC)


G'day Filelakeshoe.. I'd be very curious to know your reasoning for closing this AfD as "keep"? Seemed pretty close to me. ˜danjel [ talk | contribs ] 14:39, 11 December 2012 (UTC)

It was a clear consensus to keep. That's "keep" meaning "don't delete the information", if you still want to propose a merge, you can do on the article's talk page. - filelakeshoe 14:50, 11 December 2012 (UTC)

This is the problem

Your closure as keep is being taken as a decision against merge (diff). I'd really appreciate it if you could either make it clear, per what you have said above, that there was no prejudice against a merge. ˜danjel [ talk | contribs ] 15:36, 11 December 2012 (UTC)

Okay, I added my above comment to the AfD, but I don't believe it's "my closure as keep" but rather people's comments in the discussion. Not everyone was in favour of merging. Make sure you're not making a chili con caballo out of this. - filelakeshoe 15:41, 11 December 2012 (UTC)
Thanks. ˜danjel [ talk | contribs ] 15:45, 11 December 2012 (UTC)

DYK for Eastern Slovak dialects

Mifter (talk) 16:02, 11 December 2012 (UTC)

False flag of Moravia

Hello Sir, according to information of the czech wikipedia Morava/Moravia has no flag. This flag is ¨so called Moravian flag¨ there if so. Please, double check and make it right as this information is incorrect. I am more than happy to be in assistance if need Carlmarche (talk) 16:48, 13 December 2012 (UTC)

The problematic regarding the Moravian flag is a bit complicated and I do not expect you would understand it if you do not speak Czech. However, as I said before, there are information and I am more than happy to help you to understand it. This particular flag is a one what never can be an official flag of Moravia for more reasons. Only some mistaken Moravians wish to be it. On the end of day, the source of a website on ist own you have provided, cannot be accepted as support to this information. Carlmarche (talk) 17:05, 13 December 2012 (UTC)
Hey, I do speak Czech and I can read cs:Moravská vlajka, so please, explain. According to that article, the "so-called Moravian flag" with no historic basis is the one with the bicolour with the emblem placed over it (which also violates the rule of tincture, so clearly cannot be historic), but it doesn't address the one with just the red and yellow stripes. - filelakeshoe 17:14, 13 December 2012 (UTC)
Officially moravian flag does not exists, never did. There are some flags used in Moravia in the history, but this particular one(yello-red with or without the shield) is known only as a symbol of a group of Moravians since cca 1990. There is no single prove that this flag is the flag of Moravia. Unless you can find one i have to ask you to remove both the pictures of it from the page, please, as this information is really incorrect. More information about this matter you can read on for example. Thanx for understanding Carlmarche (talk) 20:31, 13 December 2012 (UTC)
We really should not try to decide which flag is the one. Simply because there is no one. The last one used in the history of Moravia is the three color on the top of the page Morava. The oldest one in the Moravian history is the blue one with the eagle on it. None of those two is the flag of Morava neither any of those two mentioned above. Can only suggest, we leave the page without any flag. The matter itself should stay on the page Moravska vlajka I assume. I am planning to create an English version of it. Would you be keen to help me with it? Carlmarche (talk) 03:21, 14 December 2012 (UTC)
I've removed it for now. Translating cs:Moravská vlajka is a good idea. I just wonder whether sentences like Její oficiální podoba, na rozdíl od znaku, však neexistuje, neboť vlajka Moravě nikdy udělena nebyla can actually be verified by the source. If there were many flags used during history isn't it wrong to say "a Moravian flag was never made"? - filelakeshoe 09:58, 14 December 2012 (UTC)
First at all, thank you for the understanding. A single flag was never officially given to Morava by a monarch. However, there are flags used in Morava since mid 13th century. The King Karel IV used this blue flag as a symbol of (markrabstvi) of Morava although we have no source saying he actually have made it officially the flag of Morava. Carlmarche (talk) 13:48, 14 December 2012 (UTC)

MMA Event Notability

You are invited to join the discussion at WT:MMA#MMA_Event_Notability. Kevlar (talk) 18:47, 13 December 2012 (UTC)

Silencio ‎

Hello and good evening. It looks like something went askew with the moving of the malplaced Silencio (disambiguation). Seems like it was moved twice and now the dab page no longer exists anymore. Any chance this could be rectified? All the best, France3470 (talk) 21:20, 14 December 2012 (UTC)

Hey, yep, not sure what happened there but I restored the dab page to where it should be - filelakeshoe 23:46, 14 December 2012 (UTC)


Hey all :).

I'm dropping you a note because you've been involved in dealing with feedback from the Article Feedback Tool. To get a better handle on the overall quality of comments now that the tool has become a more established part of the reader experience, we're undertaking a round of hand coding - basically, taking a sample of feedback and marking each piece as inappropriate, helpful, so on - and would like anyone interested in improving the tool to participate :).

You can code as many or as few pieces of feedback as you want: this page should explain how to use the system, and there is a demo here. Once you're comfortable with the task, just drop me an email at and I'll set you up with an account :).

If you'd like to chat with us about the research, or want live tutoring on the software, there will be an office hours session on Monday 17 December at 23:00 UTC in #wikimedia-officeconnect. Hope to see some of you there! Thanks, Okeyes (WMF) (talk) 23:12, 14 December 2012 (UTC)

Pabel British Singer


You have got the situation wrong as I am writing a article about a new upcoming musican artist. This isn't a promotional biography, this is the truth and accurate article as the whole texts placed on the article is truth and accurate along with the references. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 14:01, 15 December 2012 (UTC)

Hi, we generally don't write articles about new upcoming musicians, only established musicians who get coverage in reliable sources from third parties (news reviews, reviews on sites like pitchfork, NME, DJ mag, etc.) The references on the article now are all self-published, so not enough. Have a read of WP:MUSIC - this is the threshold for inclusion on Wikipedia for musicians, and this singer doesn't seem to meet it yet. - filelakeshoe 14:06, 15 December 2012 (UTC)

Hmm I understand now, right ok urm you can delete the article and it'll be back once in a famous or popular side of artists. You know this singer "Bilal (British singer)" he is basically the same as Pabel. Can you give me some information's in regards to that? thanks. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 14:01, 15 December 2012 (UTC)

Okay. Bilal (British singer) might be notable, because he was placed on rotation nationally (which is one of the WP:MUSIC criteria). With some more sources that article would probably be okay. - filelakeshoe 14:20, 15 December 2012 (UTC)

Re:Reversion at <noredirect>Ogura Hyakunin Isshu</noredirect>

Hi. I am curious about your reversion of my request for speedy deletion here. The page is in the way of a non-controversial technical move of the article to its proper name. The only user who appeared to oppose this was someone who doesn't appear to understand what speedy deletion and moves are for, and thought I was trying to maliciously delete a valuable redirect. If you like, you can participate in the discussion at Talk:Hyakunin Isshu#Requested move, but I really don't see why I should have to use RM when the move is completely uncontroversial like this. It would have been nice if either you or the other user had made some attempt to contact me about my speedy deletion request being denied, so I could have responded sooner... elvenscout742 (talk) 03:53, 19 December 2012 (UTC)

Well it was not clear to me at all whether this article was about "Hyakunin Isshu" in general or the "Ogura Hyakunin Isshu" - from the lede paragraph, it seems to be the former, so the present title seemed to be more appropriate. Moving the article to Ogura Hyakunin Isshu would mean reducing the scope of the article, so it is an editorial decision, not a non-controversial technical move. - filelakeshoe 10:34, 19 December 2012 (UTC)
I admit the opening is not very well-written at the moment, but: (1) the article was originally clearly about Teika's collection[6]; (2) most of the article below the first paragraph (5/6 of the sections) discuss Teika's collection exclusively; (3) it is fair to assume, then, that almost all of the edit history relates to Teika's collection, and needs to be preserved in a move; (4) when the word Hyakunin Isshu is used in both English and Japanese, 99.9% of the time it is being used as shorthand for the Ogura Hyakunin Isshu; and (5) all of the other hyakunin isshu are explicitly parodies of or inspired by Teika's collection, and are not individually notable enough to be discussed in a separate article (they should therefore be given a subsection of the article Ogura Hyakunin Isshu). elvenscout742 (talk) 15:15, 19 December 2012 (UTC)

Thank you

Hey Z, I'm such a bad friend I did not remember this username at first sight! Anyway the Electronic Music bit on your page made sense who you are. I came back mainly to retain the admin bit, will not be much active around here shortly. I'm happy to see you still around here. Beautiful weekend, --PeaceNT (talk) 02:32, 22 December 2012 (UTC)

No worries, it's been a while, good on you for saving the sysop bit, you do not want to go through RFA nowadays, "adminship is no big deal" is a thing of the past. Merry xmas and happy new year. - filelakeshoe 12:57, 22 December 2012 (UTC)

Removing the "popularity" parameter from Template:Infobox music genre

Hi! I saw you remove the "popularity" parameter from the infobox of Grindcore, and was at first confused about why you did that. I took the time to check the talk page of the template and saw your discussion, and I agree with it. My reason for writing this note is to suggest that you link to Template talk:Infobox music genre#"Mainstream popularity" in your edit summary, so that others can see why you are removing the parameter as well (I was ready to revert your edit as "unexplained" until I checked the template talk page). Thanks! MrMoustacheMM (talk) 17:59, 9 January 2013 (UTC)

Thanks for comments, I will continue this work once I think of a more efficient way to do it (my reason for restoring the parameter for now), and will use a better edit summary. - filelakeshoe 18:31, 9 January 2013 (UTC)

Martin Barbarič

Hi Filelakeshoe. I've noticed your correction of my edit. You are right, when I write about news websites, I should cite more than one. However, the information has been first confirmed by TV NOVA and quickly spread on the Internet. I watched the election and I spotted this sad news at a time when it was virtually everywhere. Of course, it was not clear from my edit. --Vejvančický (talk / contribs) 07:28, 12 January 2013 (UTC)

Btw, I've added the missing citations and made some tweaks to the article Moravian traditional music. Have a nice weekend. --Vejvančický (talk / contribs) 07:28, 12 January 2013 (UTC)

Zapomenutá obálka

[7] Facepalm3.svg. The nation is torn apart, we look like a bunch of crazy nationalist fundamentalists, and now ... this ... :D --Vejvančický (talk / contribs) 16:14, 25 January 2013 (UTC)

I imagine it was a kind of weird publicity stunt, that would make dozens of others who otherwise wouldn't have bothered voting to go and vote for Karel))) - filelakeshoe 16:49, 25 January 2013 (UTC)

Discussion on the AFT5 Request for Comment

Hey Filelakeshoe - this is to notify you that there is a discussion starting on the Article Feedback RfC talkpage that has ramifications for the RfC itself. Your input is much appreciated :). Thanks! and apologies if I've missed anyone Okeyes (WMF) (talk) 16:38, 28 January 2013 (UTC)

Your signature

Please change the font tags to span in your signature, they are about to be deprecated. --Yrtneg T 23:51, 8 February 2013 (UTC)

really? In that case I had to simplify it, replacing the font tags with span makes the sig too long. filelakeshoe (talk) 14:29, 9 February 2013 (UTC)

RfA: thank you for your support

Filelakeshoe, please accept my thanks for your your support during my RfA. I will work to treat it as a learning experience, and to improve my editing based on it. Dirtlawyer1 (talk) 11:30, 12 February 2013 (UTC)

Krste Misirkov

Hello. I have seen that you fixed a bit Krste Misirkov. However, there is an ongoing dispute with a user that reverts me all the time. See the talk page. He pushes his POV and reverts the NPOV. Best--MacedonianBoy (talk) 11:48, 19 February 2013 (UTC)

Talk:Inter Milan#Requested move 3

Join the discussion!--Dipralb (talk) 10:31, 9 March 2013 (UTC)

Mušov and Číhošť

Hello Filelakeshoe. You helped me a lot with those articles, thank you very much, I appreciate it. I plan to expand the article on Číhošť as I think that some facts need to be clarified. Feel free to let me know if you have any suggestions or questions. Btw, what do you think about my articles (I mean grammar and readability)? The feedback here is rather sparse and I'm curious :) --Vejvančický (talk / contribs) 18:34, 11 March 2013 (UTC)

Btw, on YouTube, there's a short fragment from a propaganda film made by Communists in 1950. It shows how Toufar "faked" the "miracle". --Vejvančický (talk / contribs) 18:48, 11 March 2013 (UTC)
Hey, no problem. I find your articles really interesting! Your writing is definitely readable, most things I notice in it are just small things like articles and set phrases, but never anything major. filelakeshoe (talk) 20:52, 11 March 2013 (UTC)
Well, thanks for your opinion :) --Vejvančický (talk / contribs) 07:18, 13 March 2013 (UTC)


Zdravím, User:In ictu oculi mi vás doporučil (asi jako zkušenýho wikipeďáka:). Co si myslíte o změně názvu z Czech Crown Jewels na Bohemian Crown Jewels? Já bych řek že se to dá přeložit do obojí, ale světově jsou známé jako Czech Crown Jewels, proto se přiklánim spíš k tomu. Zatim jsem tam přidal aspoň: also called the..
S pozdravem, Jirka.h23 (talk) 09:21, 12 March 2013 (UTC)

Zdravím. Název "Bohemian..." je alespoň důsledný s jinými články, jelikož české království je stále označeno v angličtině jako "(Lands of) the Bohemian Crown" (nikoli "Czech Crown"), a stejně King of Bohemia, atd. Máte právdu že "Czech Crown Jewels" se používá (nemůžu hodnotit zda-li je to tak světově známější), tak určitě má být v první větě. - filelakeshoe (t / c) 18:41, 12 March 2013 (UTC)
Jak je v článku uvedeno, použít se dá i výraz "Czech Crown lands", prostě mi nesedělo že se všude i na oficiálních stránkách nazývají Czech jewels. Ale už na to asi kašlu, a nechám to tak. Jirka.h23 (talk) 07:55, 13 March 2013 (UTC)

Article Feedback deployment

Hey Filelakeshoe; I'm dropping you this note because you've used the article feedback tool in the last month or so. On Thursday and Friday the tool will be down for a major deployment; it should be up by Saturday, failing anything going wrong, and by Monday if something does :). Thanks, Okeyes (WMF) (talk) 21:24, 13 March 2013 (UTC)


The Czech you learned it from was either kidding you or didn’t understand the meaning of the English word, it quite obviously does not make any sense in the sentence. The usual Czech word for fire engine is “hasičská stříkačka” or “požární stříkačka”, commonly shortened to “stříkačka”. “Požární vozidlo” may well be the technical term used nowadays by fire departments, but it’s not something you would hear from general population. Anyway the tongue twister most likely predates the trucks used for this purpose since the second half of the 20th century, you should think of something like on the pictures in Fire engine#History or cs:Hasičská stříkačka.—Emil J. 14:32, 26 March 2013 (UTC)

To clarify a potential misunderstanding, “stříkačka” can also denote a syringe, it’s just that this meaning is not applicable in this context. In principle, the word may refer to anything that ejects water or other liquids.—Emil J. 17:21, 26 March 2013 (UTC)


Hi there; you have blocked this editor for abusing multiple accounts. I have no problem with this, but I cannot see any detail as to which other account(s) are involved, and this knowledge would be useful in the event of a request from an alternate account. --Anthony Bradbury"talk" 08:26, 17 April 2013 (UTC)

Hi, just look at the recent edit history of Collapse of the World Trade Center and you'll see. User:Future Perfect at Sunrise already blocked the most recent IP as an open proxy. - filelakeshoe (t / c) 08:43, 17 April 2013 (UTC)
OK. Block is clearly correct, as in fact I said in my first post to you. But it is more convenient if the details of sockpuppets are given, either in the block message or on one of the sockmaster's pages.--Anthony Bradbury"talk" 14:39, 17 April 2013 (UTC)

Dispute help

Hi. Would you care to comment here regarding an original research dispute at My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy? Dan56 (talk) 10:00, 24 May 2013 (UTC)

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Hello! There is a DR/N request you may have interest in.


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I noticed you participated in the Deadmau5/Deadmaus RM and I was wondering if you were willing to leave your two cents here at Talk:Tech Nine#Requested move 2 to overturn another horrible move based on a name no reliable sources refer to the subject as. I am just trying to get consensus to move it back to Tech N9ne in the same manner Deadmau5 was moved back. STATic message me! 15:56, 8 July 2013 (UTC)

a little RM in Germany

I don't suppose you remember the name of that little German station you put in a RM for and it was restored? It doesn't matter but if it pops into your mind. In ictu oculi (talk) 11:19, 20 August 2013 (UTC)

Koblenz Stadtmitte station? What about it? - filelakesh03 (t / c) 12:05, 20 August 2013 (UTC)
Well done, you have a good memory, just asking. In ictu oculi (talk) 14:39, 20 August 2013 (UTC)

Article Feedback Tool update

Hey Filelakeshoe. I'm contacting you because you're involved in the Article Feedback Tool in some way, either as a previous newsletter recipient or as an active user of the system. As you might have heard, a user recently anonymously disabled the feedback tool on 2,000 pages. We were unable to track or prevent this due to the lack of logging feature in AFT5. We're deeply sorry for this, as we know that quite a few users found the software very useful, and were using it on their articles.

We've now re-released the software, with the addition of a logging feature and restrictions on the ability to disable. Obviously, we're not going to automatically re-enable it on each article—we don't want to create a situation where it was enabled by users who have now moved on, and feedback would sit there unattended—but if you're interested in enabling it for your articles, it's pretty simple to do. Just go to the article you want to enable it on, click the "request feedback" link in the toolbox in the sidebar, and AFT5 will be enabled for that article.

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Cyril Genik

Hello Filelakeshoe, Would you be able to translate the article Cyril Genik from English into Czech for me? Its a brief biographical article under 500 words. It will adjoin the Czech article which already exists entitled Seraphimite Church. You can find this short biographical article in the English Wikipedia under Cyril Genik. If you get a chance to take a look at it, could you let me know if it might be possible for you to do a Czech translation of it? Thank you. Nicola Mitchell (talk) 19:12, 15 September 2013 (UTC)

Revolutions of 1989 online Wikipedia challenge

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Hello, Filelakeshoe/archive! We are looking for editors to join the Europeana 1989 challenge, a multilingual Wikipedia Challenge where all of the participants are invited to improve Wikipedia articles related to the European Revolutions of 1989 in their own language. We have selected a short list of topics that may be improved or translated. As you have already edited some of the listed articles, we thought you might be interested, and accept the challenge. Hope that you will join us. Thanks!!!

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Next matchday scenarios

Hello! I invite you to a new discussion on the matter: Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Football#Next matchday scenarios. Ivan Volodin (talk) 21:02, 19 November 2013 (UTC)

Hi. Sorry for disturbing you again. Thank you for participating in the discussion at Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Football#Next matchday scenarios. I have proposed a conclusion that addresses your concern regarding reliable sources. Would appreciate a comment. Ivan Volodin (talk) 10:46, 27 November 2013 (UTC)

A barnstar for you!

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For alerting WP:RFPP and fixing vandalism. Bearian (talk) 14:46, 9 December 2013 (UTC)
Thanks and no worries, though I don't think I did alert RFPP. - filelakeshoe (t / c) 13:08, 10 December 2013 (UTC)

WP Czech - notability issues

Hi Filelakeshoe, I have been working on the WP CZECH and came across a number of articles tagged for questionable notability, all have been added to the bottom section of Wikipedia:WikiProject Czech Republic/to do. I would appreciate your input. Thanks, C679 22:41, 4 January 2014 (UTC)

thanks, I think I can definitely help with D.Landa and Tata Bojs (both definitely meet WP:MUSIC) - filelakeshoe (t / c) 23:25, 4 January 2014 (UTC)

Thanks ...

... for your help on Michael Hofbauer, Filelakeshoe. --Vejvančický (talk / contribs) 11:14, 27 March 2014 (UTC)

No problem - filelakeshoe (t / c) 14:40, 27 March 2014 (UTC)

All French teams were knocked out in every European compitition.

Why do you change the CC of PSG into 'TBD' as well?

Ueutyi (talk) 2:57PM, 10 April 2014 (UTC -8) — Preceding undated comment added 21:57, 10 April 2014 (UTC)

That was a mistake, sorry about that, I added it back just after. thanks. - filelakeshoe (t / c) 22:00, 10 April 2014 (UTC)

European qualification for Malta

  • 1st place to CL
  • Cup winners, 2nd place, 3rd place to EL
    • If cup winners also finish 1st, then Cup runners to EL
    • If cup winners also finish 2nd or 3rd, then 4th place to EL

Since Valletta is not certain of 1st place, then we cannot say Silema Wanderers is certain of EL, unless they are also certain of finishing 4th, but they are not. Chanheigeorge (talk) 07:44, 17 April 2014 (UTC)


Thanks and sorry, it is her husband who celebrates birthday today ... I'm sad and upset ... I'm not a fan of her music but I've seen the terrible circus around her and all the mocking and now I'll watch how everybody mourns her death ... we Czechs are so disgusting I have no words Filelakeshoe. Hopefully not all Czechs. I wrote the article, there is something about it. --Vejvančický (talk / contribs) 11:50, 29 April 2014 (UTC)

There was an Australian model/TV personality who was bullied into committing suicide, this year (I think it was). Like I always say, people suck. — Wyliepedia 12:11, 29 April 2014 (UTC)
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No problem… yeah, the Czech tabloid media are horrific, they're even worse than the English ones. I mean, both surely have the same goals and (lack of) morals, but I guess the laws in Britain must be stricter. I read (in another tabloid) that Bartošová ran away from home recently but I don't know if that's true, can't find a reliable source confirming it. It's been a pretty sad week, first DJ Rashad then E–Z Rock then this. - filelakeshoe (t / c) 12:13, 29 April 2014 (UTC)
Yes she ran away after her husband went to an interrogation related to another incident, a fight in which he participated during her performance. Some kids from another passing train shot her dead body on a video which is now available on TV NOVA server. Her joyful and optimistic music plays all around in the street in Brno where I'm right now. Two hours after her suicide. Welcome in the 21st century! I'm sorry to hear about the death of the DJs :( --Vejvančický (talk / contribs) 12:44, 29 April 2014 (UTC)

Request for comment

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)


User talk:Malik Shabazz is still under attack. Regards Denisarona (talk) 15:15, 9 June 2014 (UTC)

Thanks for the very quick response. Denisarona (talk) 15:18, 9 June 2014 (UTC)
no problem, thanks for the heads up. - filelakeshoe (t / c) 15:20, 9 June 2014 (UTC)

Thank you!

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Request for moving

Hello Filelakeshoe, could you please move articles Tomas Hertl and Michal Jordan to correct form of their names? Correct names are with diacritics Tomáš Hertl and Michal Jordán. I wanted to do it but i have no permission. It writes me: The page could not be moved: a page of that name already exists, or the name you have chosen is not valid. Thank you, --Miďonek (talk) 10:10, 15 June 2014 (UTC)

Miďonek Michal Jordán looks like he is only a Green card not a US citizen, and is more notable as an international playing for the Czech national team so should be covered by guidance at WP:HOCKEY: "All player pages should have diacritics applied (where required, according to the languages of the player in question)" In ictu oculi (talk) 08:23, 16 June 2014 (UTC)
Same for Tomáš Hertl, WP:HOCKEY guidance is quite clear, not sure why these two got missed in the big clean up. In ictu oculi (talk) 08:26, 16 June 2014 (UTC)
Alright then, just wanted to be sure as I don't want to be in the centre of any more diacritics drama)) both moved. – filelakeshoe (t / c) 08:33, 16 June 2014 (UTC)

FK Kolín

So, FK Kolín are going to play in the Second League. I already put a ref at the FNL page but I guess you didn't see it when you reverted the template. Unless you know something I don't? Zizkov will be happy to have a "derby" with somebody ;) Thanks, C679 19:19, 23 June 2014 (UTC)

Yep just seen the news, thanks! Good news really it seems like they actually managed to negotiate with FAČR, which must be a historical first. Unfortunately I doubt Kolín are gonna bring that many fans, the sole highlight of next season will be Sigma... – filelakeshoe (t / c) 19:30, 23 June 2014 (UTC)


that was a bit of a coincidence, I wasn't aware of recent discussion on this, spotted someone had redirected Gabber by chance. To be honest I'm not even sure there should be three separate articles called Gabber, Hardcore (electronic dance music), and Mainstream hardcore, and the latter states that "hardcore" grew out of gabber, but it's arguably the other way around - usable source on that here ("Living Through Pop" p.151). Sourcing is poor for both the "Gabber" and "Mainstream hardcore" article (essentially the same topic). My preference is for a single "Hardcore" article. Semitransgenic talk. 14:47, 26 June 2014 (UTC)

I would think that nowadays hardcore and gabber might have different enough connotations for them to have separate articles, though not sure about available sources for the more recent developments in these styles. From the sources I can find on google books it seems that gabber and hardcore were used interchangeably in some circles in the 90s, so perhaps that article that suggests hardcore came out of gabber is actually trying to say "the second wave of gabber came out of gabber" which is pretty obvious anyway. – filelakeshoe (t / c) 07:47, 27 June 2014 (UTC)

ARG-HOL semi-final article

Hi, I noticed that you removed the wikilink that I added in the related to the article about the semi-final soon to happen between Argentina and Netherlands. In the 1st version of that article (already created) I explained why is notable. You shouldn't speedy delete it but seek for consensus, unless I'm missing something? Regards, DPdH (talk) 15:28, 9 July 2014 (UTC)

I didn't delete it, just redirected it for the time being, if you disagree you can revert me. I left a note at WikiProject football asking for comments. – filelakeshoe (t / c) 15:30, 9 July 2014 (UTC)
Sorry, just noticed the actual change. To avoid duplication of articles (as happened with BRA-GER) I'd prefer to revert if you don't mind. Then we can take a definitive action when the Wikiproject Football provides commentary. Regards, DPdH (talk) 15:36, 9 July 2014 (UTC)
Okay – filelakeshoe (t / c) 15:37, 9 July 2014 (UTC)
Hi again. Did you get comments from the Wikiproject? I noticed that there have been some edits and a couple of "redirects" done in this article (currently is in "redirect mode"); but no comments or guidance in its "Talk page". Thanks & regards, DPdH (talk) 20:22, 9 July 2014 (UTC)
I'm afraid there seems to be a consensus against – see Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Football at the bottom. Since the match was unremarkable I doubt this will change. – filelakeshoe (t / c) 23:04, 9 July 2014 (UTC)


Hello, could you be of help in getting a bot installed on the PopMatters Wikipedia page, so the Alexa ranking for their site (it is an online magazine) is automatically updated each month? I've read that such a bot exists on Wikipedia. But I've no idea how to install it on the PopMatters page. Can you help? So far I've just been updating it manually every few months. Thanks.

Cheers. Neptune's Trident (talk) 16:52, 12 July 2014 (UTC)

I'm afraid I don't know of any bot which does this, sorry. – filelakeshoe (t / c) 18:22, 14 July 2014 (UTC)

Trap Music

Hello Filelakeshoe,

I have been helping UKBassHead make his case to have 'Dubstep' added to the Stylistic Origins section of the Trap page. Would you be interested in joining the discussion?

I also viewed your post on separate pages for 'EDM Trap' and 'Trap'. I think the points raised by UKBassHead would indicate perhaps there is a case for this separation.

Thanks Nograviti (talk) 10:38, 25 July 2014 (UTC)


Would you like to join the discussion on "Electronica" I have started on the House Music talk page? This has been inserted several times in the "Sylistic Origins" section of the page until I'm not sure that it shouldn't actually be there. It would be good to define exactly what "Electronica" is - does it only apply to modern electronic music? Or across the decades as a "catch-all" term?

(Etheldavis (talk) 15:14, 10 November 2014 (UTC))

Language-population update project

Hi. The 18th edition of Ethnologue just came out, and if we divide up our language articles among us, it won't take long to update them. I would appreciate it if you could help out, even if it's just a few articles (5,000 articles is a lot for just me), but I won't be insulted if you delete this request.

A largely complete list of articles to be updated is at Category:Language articles citing Ethnologue 17. The priority articles are in Category:Language articles with old Ethnologue 17 speaker data. These are the 10% that have population figures at least 25 years old.

Probably 90% of the time, Ethnologue has not changed their figures between the 17th and 18th editions, so all we need to do is change "e17" to "e18" in the reference (ref) field of the language info box. That will change the citation for the artcle to the current edition. Please put the data in the proper fields, or the info box will flag it as needing editorial review. The other relevant fields are "speakers" (the number of native speakers in all countries), "date" (the date of the reference or census that Ethnologue uses, not the date of Ethnologue!), and sometimes "speakers2". Our convention has been to enter e.g. "1990 census" when a census is used, as other data can be much older than the publication date. Sometimes a citation elsewhere in the article depends on the e17 entry, in which case you will need to change "name=e17" to "name=e18" in the reference tag (assuming the 18th edition still supports the cited claim).

Remember, we want the *total* number of native speakers, which is often not the first figure given by Ethnologue. Sometimes the data is too incompatible to add together (e.g. a figure from the 1950s for one country, and a figure from 2006 for another), in which case it should be presented that way. That's one use for the "speakers2" field. If you're not sure, just ask, or skip that article.

Data should not be displayed with more than two, or at most three, significant figures. Sometimes it should be rounded off to just one significant figure, e.g. when some of the component data used by Ethnologue has been approximated with one figure (200,000, 3 million, etc.) and the other data has greater precision. For example, a figure of 200,000 for one country and 4,230 for another is really just 200,000 in total, as the 4,230 is within the margin of rounding off in the 200,000. If you want to retain the spurious precision of the number in Ethnologue, you might want to use the {{sigfig}} template. (First parameter in this template is for the data, second is for the number of figures to round it off to.)

Dates will often need to be a range of all the country data in the Ethnologue article. When entering the date range, I often ignore dates from countries that have only a few percent of the population, as often 10% or so of the population isn't even separately listed by Ethnologue and so is undated anyway.

If Ethnologue does not provide a date for the bulk of the population, just enter "no date" in the date field. But if the population figure is undated, and hasn't changed between the 17th & 18th editions of Ethnologue, please leave the ref field set to "e17", and maybe add a comment to keep it so that other editors don't change it. In cases like this, the edition of Ethnologue that the data first appeared in may be our only indication of how old it is. We still cite the 14th edition in a couple dozen articles, so our readers can see that the data is getting old.

The articles in the categories linked above are over 90% of the job. There are probably also articles that do not currently cite Ethnologue, but which we might want to update with the 18th edition. I'll need to generate another category to capture those, probably after most of the Ethnologue 17 citations are taken care of.

Jump in at the WP:LANG talk page if you have any comments or concerns. Thanks for any help you can give!

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Article upgrade assistance request (Pre-translation stage)

Seasons Greetings,

This is in reference to a relatively new umbrella article on en-wikipedia named Ceremonial pole. Ceremonial pole is a human tradition since ancient times; either existed in past at some point of time, or still exists in some cultures across global continents from north to south & from east to west. Ceremonial poles are used to symbolize a variety of concepts in several different world cultures.

Through article Ceremonial pole we intend to take encyclopedic note of cultural aspects and festive celebrations around Ceremonial pole as an umbrella article and want to have historical, mythological, anthropological aspects, reverence or worships wherever concerned as a small part.

While Ceremonial poles have a long past and strong presence but usually less discussed subject. Even before we seek translation of this article in global languages, we need to have more encyclopedic information/input about Ceremonial poles from all global cultures and languages. And we seek your assistance in the same.

Since other contributors to the article are insisting for reliable sources and Standard native english; If your contributions get deleted (for some reason like linguistics or may be your information is reliable but unfortunately dosent match expectations of other editors) , please do list the same on Talk:Ceremonial pole page so that other wikipedians may help improve by interlanguage collaborations, and/or some other language wikipedias may be interested in giving more importance to reliablity of information over other factors on their respective wikipedia.

This particular request is being made to you since your user name is listed in Wikipedia:Translators available list.

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Right Wing Dictatorship

Hi there, just wondering why you added David Cameron to this article. That's been a consistent bit of vandalism on this article going back months and I'm not sure why you would do this. PanydThe muffin is not subtle 13:22, 13 November 2015 (UTC)

Sorry that was a mistake - there must have been an edit conflict. My edit was only intended to remove Emil Hácha. – filelakeshoe (t / c) 14:36, 14 November 2015 (UTC)

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Pronunciation of Karel Čapek

Do you have a source for the accents being on the first syllables? The ogg file clearly places them on the last, as do the sound files here:, all from Czech speakers.  --Lambiam 23:43, 15 March 2016 (UTC)

All those sound files clearly place the accent on the first syllable. Do note that unstressed vowels are not reduced in tone in Czech as they are in English. See Czech phonology#Stress. – filelakeshoe (t / c) 21:47, 21 March 2016 (UTC)

Help please

A friend has asked me to help him and I am hoping you can help us me in this. Someone, who my friend thinks is an internet troll pretending to be Czech, has sent him a message in Czech. The message appears to be profane, but the question I have been asked to determine is whether the message has been written by a native speaker or if something Google translate has been used to generate the text. I will give you the text and I would ask you to let me know with a reply your opinion. If it is grammatically incorrect, please tell me why and even if it is grammatically correct are there other clues in the text that might indicate that it is not from a native speaker.

Here is the text "Nebudu opakovat neco co uz jsem napsal ty idiote! Nejsem tady proto, abych tady bavil nejakeho curaka!"

Please reply in English here. And then, you can delete the text (I do not want profanity on Wikipedia) I have bookmarked this page and can collect your reply in that way.

The related web page is this one and the comment is from "Jan Schlosser"

Sorry to disturb your day but you did invite help requests at the top of your talk page ;)

Best regards --HuntersMoon22 (talk) 09:45, 16 March 2016 (UTC)

It means "I won't repeat something I've already written, you idiot! I'm not here to deal with wankers!" It's missing a load of diacritics, otherwise grammatically coherent. Probably a native speaker. – filelakeshoe (t / c) 21:49, 21 March 2016 (UTC)

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A new user right for New Page Patrollers

Hi Filelakeshoe.

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.

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Administrators' newsletter - February 2017

News and updates for administrators from the past month (January 2017). This first issue is being sent out to all administrators, if you wish to keep receiving it please subscribe. Your feedback is welcomed.

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  • When performing some administrative actions the reason field briefly gave suggestions as text was typed. This change has since been reverted so that issues with the implementation can be addressed. (T34950)
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  • The Foundation has announced a new community health initiative to combat harassment. This should bring numerous improvements to tools for admins and CheckUsers in 2017.

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  • JohnCD (John Cameron Deas) passed away on 30 December 2016. John began editing Wikipedia seriously during 2007 and became an administrator in November 2009.

13:36, 1 February 2017 (UTC)

Nomination for deletion of Template:Railjet article

Ambox warning blue.svgTemplate:Railjet article has been nominated for deletion. You are invited to comment on the discussion at the template's entry on the Templates for discussion page. Frietjes (talk) 21:46, 5 July 2017 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/2017–18 South Shields F.C. season

Hello. Just wondering why 75% of !votes in favour of deletion based on a clear policy rationale (80% if you include myself as the nominator) isn't consensus? Cheers, Number 57 11:36, 8 September 2017 (UTC)

I just wanted to give more time for people to consider the redirect option presented most recently which also seems grounded in policy. – filelakeshoe (t / c) 11:41, 8 September 2017 (UTC)

14:20, 13 September 2017 Filelakeshoe (talk | contribs) deleted page Talk:OpenLiteSpeed

Hi, I just got the message that you deleted this page and I was hoping you can tell me a little more about why. I believe the page was free from promotional materials. If you could give me any advice how to make sure it does not come off as bias or promotional I would really appreciate it. Thanks! Kaceyyyy (talk) 19:45, 13 September 2017 (UTC)

Hi, please see the deletion discussion at Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/OpenLiteSpeed. The consensus was that there is not enough reliable, independent source material to base an article from. If you wish to contest the deletion presenting evidence that there are reliable sources available, then please file a deletion review. – filelakeshoe (t / c) 19:49, 13 September 2017 (UTC)

Wikipedia: Deleting links and the page -

Hi there. I'm pretty new to Wikipedia and its editing. I was wondering why italki is being removed from wikipedia. It's surprising given that it is not a small website, and that it is growing. (Sorry, I can't provide a link as the page has been deleted. Not sure how to show the references to the deleted page.)

--Kshanghai (talk) 02:43, 18 September 2017 (UTC)

Hi, please see the deletion discussion. Consensus was that the article was overly promotional in tone and notability of the website was not established. If you would like to work on it I can restore a copy of the deleted article to your user space. – filelakeshoe (t / c) 07:41, 18 September 2017 (UTC)
  • @Filelakeshoe: Thanks for the letting me know. I'd like to work on a copy of the deleted article, and to bring it up to Wikipedia's standards for neutrality and for citations. I think the service is well-known enough that it is worthy of mention in Wikipedia. Please restore the article to my space, and I'll let you know when it's ready. Many thanks. Kshanghai (talk) 04:13, 20 September 2017 (UTC)
    @Kshanghai: I've restored it to User:Kshanghai/Italki. Once you're done the place to go is WP:DRV, but feel free to ping me and I'll share any feedback I have on the new version. – filelakeshoe (t / c) 09:38, 20 September 2017 (UTC)
    @Filelakeshoe: Thanks again for all of your help. Still getting to know how to communicate and navigate Wikipedia. I've tried to make a short and concise version of the page that meets Wikipedia's standards for neutrality and for citations. Would you mind taking a look at it? I'd really appreciate it. I don't want to submit and waste people's time, if you think it still has problems. User:Kshanghai/Italki Thanks -- Kshanghai (talk) 04:58, 21 September 2017 (UTC)
    @Kshanghai: OK, I made the lead a bit more NPOV by using "allows" rather than "helps" (people find language teachers...) and removed the categories, which should only be used on pages in article space. I think a few of the references like the one from "LifeHacker" might not be considered WP:RS, and the overall coverage might not be enough to satisfy WP:GNG - despite there being many references, the encyclopedic content we can extract from them is fairly thin and thus the article is not very long. But please go ahead and nominate it at DRV. – filelakeshoe )³ 08:48, 21 September 2017 (UTC)
    @Filelakeshoe: Thanks again for your help. I have this bad feeling I'm doing this wrong... I've made a page for Wikipedia:Articles_for_deletion/italki and put a reference on the Articles deletion log for 26 September. I'm not sure if that's the right procedure. I honestly did read the pages on deletion review... but I'm not sure if I still kicked it off correctly. I appreciate your help with NPOV on the content. Thanks again Kshanghai (talk) 07:41, 26 September 2017 (UTC)
    @Kshanghai: I removed it from AfD as that's the forum to nominate articles to be deleted, but you also posted it at WP:DRV which is the right place. So keep an eye on that page. – filelakeshoe (t / c) 08:04, 26 September 2017 (UTC)
    @Filelakeshoe: Hi Filelakeshoe, sorry to ask for your help again. I'm really not sure what the next step is at this point. There were positive comments from you and another editor about bringing the page back. As you know, I do believe the page is really justified. However, I don't know what the next steps are from a Wikipedia editing and review process. Sorry to ask you about this. I'm not sure if it has been decided that it should be deleted, or if it is still in contention, or if it is waiting on a more senior editor to execute and bring back. Thanks again for your help and patience. Kshanghai (talk) 04:15, 10 October 2017 (UTC)
    Hi, @Kshanghai: I agree the closure was a bit confusing. I have moved it back to mainspace, I don't see why not, to be honest. The closer said anyone with a problem with it could take it to AfD again. – filelakeshoe (t / c) 07:14, 10 October 2017 (UTC)


Hi filelakeshoe, thank you for your comments at my RfA. Your support is much appreciated! ansh666 22:14, 22 September 2017 (UTC)

You are welcome, best of luck! – filelakeshoe (t / c) 18:54, 23 September 2017 (UTC)


Whose? Shouldn't an article present what ideology may lead to? (talk) 10:57, 25 September 2017 (UTC)

I meant Breivik′s. But please let′s discuss this at Talk:Václav Klaus. I have other concerns about us mentioning that particular piece of information in the lead. – filelakeshoe (t / c) 11:00, 25 September 2017 (UTC)
Also, I didn′t notice this at first, but the ref you provided does not mention Klaus at all. – filelakeshoe (t / c) 12:23, 25 September 2017 (UTC)

Administrators' newsletter – October 2017

News and updates for administrators from the past month (September 2017).


Administrator changes

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Sent by MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 17:23, 2 October 2017 (UTC)

Deletion rationale request

Hi Filelakeshoe, can add your rationale and policy-based reasoning, per Wikipedia:Deletion guidelines for administrators, for your 'delete' decision on Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/2020 FIA Formula One World Championship please. -- DeFacto (talk). 22:11, 4 October 2017 (UTC)

Added, let me know if you want the article userfied. – filelakeshoe (t / c) 22:22, 4 October 2017 (UTC)
Thanks for doing that. It makes it clear now. -- DeFacto (talk). 22:23, 4 October 2017 (UTC)

Excuse me?

Can you please clarify when did I insult user LightandDark2000??? It was he/she who was falsely accusing me of being a vandal and calling me an ignorant for no apparent reason, and I was only correcting a mistake the user made on 2017 Pacific hurricane season. (talk) 09:11, 5 October 2017 (UTC)

I get the feeling that I'm being baited; therefore, I'm going to practice WP:DENY here. In response to the above, I'm just going to say this: just look at this IP's edits and talk page history (which you've probably already done). LightandDark2000 (talk) 09:13, 5 October 2017 (UTC)
Right here. Note that I rejected the accusation of vandalism against you as well. Please, take the dispute to the article talk page. – filelakeshoe (t / c) 09:16, 5 October 2017 (UTC)
No one is baiting anyone. By the way my talk page history and edit history are impeccable, my edits have only been helpful contributions and I have never meant to hurt anyone, at least not intentionally! (talk) 09:24, 5 October 2017 (UTC)

User you blocked is back using an IP address

Filelakeshoe, back at 17:03, 26 September 2017 (UTC) you indefinitely blocked User:PlanetProductions123 for having a vandalism-only account; the user was adding false scores to various Strictly Come Dancing series articles and ignoring warnings and requests to stop.

The user is back as IP, making the same false score edits (adding a fifth score for a show that has four judges scores for each dance). Indeed, if you check back on 22 September, you'll see that added the first set of false scores for the first week of Strictly Come Dancing (series 10) at 15:27, and PlanetProductions123 continued on with the rest of the weeks starting at 15:30, a mere three minutes later.

Furthermore, PlanetProductions123 had a single non-Strictly edit, back on 24 June 2017, to the 2014–15 Premier League article, where the account reversed a bunch of scores and was swiftly reverted. was given two warnings in late March 2017 for vandalizing that same article. It seems clear that they're the same person doing the same kind of vandalizing edits; if you could please block the IP address, it would really help. Thank you very much. BlueMoonset (talk) 07:52, 8 October 2017 (UTC)

Thanks, I have blocked the IP. Please file an WP:SPI if you see any more action. – filelakeshoe (t / c) 08:02, 8 October 2017 (UTC)


Hi filelakeshoe, in Wikipedia:Requests_for_adminship/Headbomb_4#Neutral the vote counting bot is a little angry right now, we think it is due to something in the neutral section - I added Neutral to be beginning of your section - if this does not reflect your intentions, please let me know. Best regards, — xaosflux Talk 18:29, 9 October 2017 (UTC)

That's fine by me. – filelakeshoe (t / c) 18:47, 9 October 2017 (UTC)


Thanks for your welcome. I intend to persist until I am a proficient editor and author. Ventus66 (talk) 22:20, 13 October 2017 (UTC)

DYK nomination of Miroslav Komárek

Symbol question.svg Hello! Your submission of Miroslav Komárek at the Did You Know nominations page has been reviewed, and some issues with it may need to be clarified. Please review the comment(s) underneath your nomination's entry and respond there as soon as possible. Thank you for contributing to Did You Know! Wasted Time R (talk) 15:20, 22 October 2017 (UTC) There are two reviews there actually, due to an edit conflict.

DYK for Miroslav Komárek

Updated DYK query.svg On 28 October 2017, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Miroslav Komárek, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that Czech linguist Miroslav Komárek spent his entire six-decade academic career at Palacký University in Olomouc? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Miroslav Komárek. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Miroslav Komárek), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.

— Maile (talk) 00:04, 28 October 2017 (UTC)

And on independence day too. Sweet! – filelakeshoe (t / c) 07:37, 28 October 2017 (UTC)

Halloween cheer!

Thanks! Like nearly everyone else (according to our list of most read articles at the moment) I was lost in Hawkins, Indiana... – filelakeshoe (t / c) 10:38, 1 November 2017 (UTC)

Administrators' newsletter – November 2017

News and updates for administrators from the past month (October 2017).


Administrator changes

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  • The Wikipedia community has recently learned that Allen3 (William Allen Peckham) passed away on December 30, 2016, the same day as JohnCD. Allen began editing in 2005 and became an administrator that same year.

Sent by MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 00:50, 2 November 2017 (UTC)

Assistance please...

I just tried to AfD PSA Tour but it ended up at the bottom as a separate section of the old AfD you closed in September. What is the best way to handle this? Oh, btw - I tried to G4 it today, but the G4 was reverted so I will simply take it to AfD as soon as you let me know how to get that done. Thank you! Atsme📞📧 00:27, 9 November 2017 (UTC)

Hi Atsme, I think it's been sorted now. Sounds like there is a bug in Wikipedia:Page Curation. I would recommend using Twinkle, it always works for me. I don't think I should participate since I closed the last AfD but I think it was a very borderline case for declining G4. The old article only had three citations, one of which was to twitter, but the content was almost exactly the same... – filelakeshoe (t / c) 07:39, 9 November 2017 (UTC)

PSA Tour

Hello Filelakeshoe,

You closed the AfD debate as "delete" and yet the article still exists as I write this message. What's up? Cullen328 Let's discuss it 02:38, 9 November 2017 (UTC)

Hi Cullen, please check the date on the first AfD and the page history of the new article, i.e., the article was recreated... – filelakeshoe (t / c) 07:35, 9 November 2017 (UTC)
((_*_) Buttinsky) There was something wrong with the formatting of the new tag - Metropolitan90 can explain it much better than I. I can't remember if I used the page curation tool, Twinkle, or the template tag but for some reason, the nom ended up below FLS's closed AfD. Atsme📞📧 14:21, 9 November 2017 (UTC)
The edit summary says page curation tool. Clearly for some reason it didn't clock there was a past AfD and open a new one. – filelakeshoe (t / c) 14:26, 9 November 2017 (UTC)
Interesting. I'm not familiar with the page curation tool, so I didn't know why something went wrong with the second AfD nomination. --Metropolitan90 (talk) 14:42, 9 November 2017 (UTC)
I'll report it at NPP. Thank you for the information. Atsme📞📧 15:31, 9 November 2017 (UTC)

Nomination for deletion of Template:Hospital Records

Ambox warning blue.svgTemplate:Hospital Records has been nominated for deletion. You are invited to comment on the discussion at the template's entry on the Templates for discussion page. jd22292 (Jalen D. Folf) (talk • contribs) 17:24, 21 November 2017 (UTC)

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Administrators' newsletter – December 2017

News and updates for administrators from the past month (November 2017).


Administrator changes

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Guideline and policy news

  • Following a request for comment, a new section has been added to the username policy which disallows usernames containing emoji, emoticons or otherwise "decorative" usernames, and usernames that use any non-language symbols. Administrators should discuss issues related to these types of usernames before blocking.

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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.
  • The Wikimedia Foundation Community health initiative is conducting a survey for English Wikipedia contributors on their experience and satisfaction level with Administrator’s Noticeboard/Incidents. This survey will be integral to gathering information about how this noticeboard works (i.e. which problems it deals with well and which problems it struggles with). If you would like to take this survey, please sign up on this page, and a link for the survey will be emailed to you via Special:EmailUser.

Sent by MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 20:57, 2 December 2017 (UTC)

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Thanks, I've made the change. My HTML knowledge is still stuck in the 90s. – filelakeshoe (t / c) 11:01, 4 December 2017 (UTC)
Thanks! —Anomalocaris (talk) 09:17, 7 December 2017 (UTC)