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Great Acronym Experiment 2018[edit]

So we need a target for WP:RFG, WP:RFJ, WP:RFK, WP:RFL, WP:RFN, WP:RFQ, WP:RFY, and WP:RFZ. Nominative determinism ho! Fish+Karate 14:28, 5 March 2018 (UTC)

Just need WP:RFG, WP:RFJ, WP:RFK, WP:RFN, and WP:RFZ now. Fish+Karate 08:27, 17 April 2018 (UTC)

Isn't RFG "Request for Guidance" (WP:HELP) and RFK "Request for Knowledge" (WP:REFDESK)? The Rambling Man (talk) 16:03, 16 November 2018 (UTC)
I've just sent WP:RFG to Wikipedia:Geonotice#Requests (in line with Wikipedia:Requests for geonotice, but yeah, could be. I like WP:RFK being requests for knowledge, so that's getting done now. Just leaves WP:RFZ. Fish+Karate 16:06, 16 November 2018 (UTC)

Excuse the intrusion, but are you familiar with Wikipedia:Shortcut table/uppercase?

  • All the 26 single letters are in use.
  • Most of the 676 double lettters are taken - but no WP:JJ, WP:KK, WP:QQ, WP:VV WP:YY or WP:ZZ , or indeed WP:AY or WP:XA or WP:OB. You get the idea. All 26 starting WP:T[?] are in use.
  • As for the 17,576 triples, there are lots of red links in that rather large table. For example, WP:YAW or WP:OAT or WP:PAD ... and so on.

And once that is done, there are the diacriticals: WP:Å anyone? 213.205.240.185 (talk) 19:10, 16 November 2018 (UTC)

  • Cheers Mr/Ms 213 - that's where I got my list in the first place. I am not entering the dark world of diacritics, that way lies madness. Fish+Karate 09:40, 19 November 2018 (UTC)

How about WP:RFZ, as in Request for WP:ZZZ? —[AlanM1(talk)]— 19:46, 26 January 2019 (UTC)

The Point[edit]

When Disney Merged With 21st Century Fox,The Xmen Were Included In Avengers 4.So Therefore, Add The Cast Of Xmen Apocalypse And Fanstatic Four(2015) Coolguy3478 (talk) 20:46, 16 November 2018 (UTC)

Please discuss this on the talk page of the article. Fish+Karate 14:11, 17 November 2018 (UTC)

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Sweetener[edit]

I noticed that you've protected Sweetener, but shouldn't it be reverted back to the status quo, rather than being left at User:Effausername's revision? Fan4Life (talk) 17:11, 20 November 2018 (UTC)

The full protection is unnecessary and can be removed now as I've CU blocked User:Effausername as a sock account.-- Jezebel's Ponyobons mots 21:56, 20 November 2018 (UTC)
Follow-up: I've restored the semi-protection as the LTA sock who was genre warring is now blocked.-- Jezebel's Ponyobons mots 22:01, 20 November 2018 (UTC)
Cheers. Fish+Karate 01:16, 21 November 2018 (UTC)

Queue 1[edit]

Hi, take a look at the Dodge Little Red Wagon page and then undo your link, please. Yoninah (talk) 15:45, 22 November 2018 (UTC)

Done. I am happy for you to just make such reverts yourself if I mess something up on DYK when trying to fix errors, I don't mind. Cheers, Fish+Karate 15:49, 22 November 2018 (UTC)

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Advice request[edit]

Hi Fish, thanks for supporting my appeal at Wikipedia:Administrators' noticeboard#Appeal my 1RR restriction. The section has been unchanged for nearly four days now, and at the top of the page it says sections older than six days will be archived. Do you know anything else I can do to get it closed before it's too late? -- DeFacto (talk). 07:20, 3 December 2018 (UTC)

@DeFacto: I've asked for someone to close it, as I shouldn't (as I participated). Don't worry, I'll make sure it gets closed by someone. Fish+Karate 09:33, 3 December 2018 (UTC)
Thanks for that, your help is really appreciated. -- DeFacto (talk). 14:34, 3 December 2018 (UTC)
It's all sorted now - thanks again, and thanks for supporting my appeal. -- DeFacto (talk). 18:26, 3 December 2018 (UTC)
@DeFacto: No problem. Happy editing. Fish+Karate 11:58, 5 December 2018 (UTC)

Hi[edit]

Just here to inform, the IP user is back at it. Ace Of Space 1

Hi MiaSays, thank you for letting me know. I have semi-protected the article for a week. Please sign your posts on talk pages using four tildes, like this: ~~~~, it helps readers know who posted messages. Thanks, Fish+Karate 13:46, 4 December 2018 (UTC)

Kirsten Vangsness and Jane March[edit]

Hello. I noticed that you protected a couple of articles for repeated addition of unsourced and/or badly sourced material, but they have been making unsourced edits on far more articles than that, so would you mind also blocking the person doing it, editing as Special:Contributions/213.30.22.157 and Special:Contributions/83.240.186.98. It's a very prolific editor in Lisbon, Portugal, who has been doing this for several years, and has recently been blocked twice for it as IP83.240.186.98, editing as that IP until today, when they, after getting another final warning for it switched to IP213.30.22.157 and just continued making the exact same edits (see page history of Kirsten Vangsness and Jane March and the contributions of both IPs). And 213.30.22.157 isn't a totally new IP for them, because if you check their contributions you'll find that it was used by the same person, making the same kind of edits as 83.240.186.98 has been doing, already in 2014. Cheers, - Tom | Thomas.W talk 15:34, 4 December 2018 (UTC)

Hi Thomas.W. Quick message I’m afraid as I’m a bit busy this evening, but I will look at this in the morning if it’s stil not resolved. If it’s urgent please report the user at WP:AIV. Cheers. Fish+Karate 17:34, 4 December 2018 (UTC)
@Thomas.W: - as the two pages are protected at present, then I can't tell if those are the IP addresses that are causing problems. I will watchlist them both and keep an eye on them. Fish+Karate 16:02, 5 December 2018 (UTC)

Cambodian New Year[edit]

Because article bad vandalised. Fish+Karate 09:24, 6 December 2018 (UTC)
Article unprotect 4 March 2019. Fish+Karate 10:14, 7 December 2018 (UTC)
Discuss on Talk:Cambodian New Year. Fish+Karate 10:14, 7 December 2018 (UTC)

DRVs which need closing[edit]

There appears to be some open DRVs that are not closed Ryan Worsley, Template:Rdd and Inspire Brands. There is an open ANRFC for Ryan Worsley. Valoem talk contrib 08:21, 7 December 2018 (UTC)

Post them all at WP:Requests for closure and have patience, they will get closed eventually. Regards, Fish+Karate 10:12, 7 December 2018 (UTC)

Your ANI comment[edit]

Hi Fish and karate! I'm just getting caught up with all of my Wikipedia messages, emails, requests, etc., and I saw your comment here. Is this something I still need to look into? Let me know (ping me in your response so I see it). Thanks! :-) ~Oshwah~(talk) (contribs) 06:00, 17 December 2018 (UTC)

Hi @Oshwah:. No response needed, it was more just a note for the various editors involved who reverted those IP edits without actually considering the nature of the (BLP-violating) content they were restoring, asking them to take more care in future. Fish+Karate 09:54, 17 December 2018 (UTC)
Ah okay. I was just curious about the mention and the actual content involved. The content in question that was being removed (diff) seemed well-sourced; no edit summary was left describing the reason for the removal that I reverted, and the previous edit summaries removing the same content were also not helpful. I was just wondering exactly what content was ultimately considered a BLP violation? What am I missing or not seeing? Thanks :-) ~Oshwah~(talk) (contribs) 10:11, 17 December 2018 (UTC)
@Oshwah: There are three paragraphs there which don't mention the article subject once, instead going into lurid detail about crimes committed by a family member. That's called coatracking. Sourcing is not the issue. It's all discussed in the ANI thread you linked above, and explained better. Fish+Karate 11:27, 17 December 2018 (UTC)
Oh boy... that's not good at all. Crap... :-/... That obviously doesn't make me happy to see that I missed that and restored the content... I'm familiar with WP:COATRACK but I obviously didn't catch it in this instance. :-( Anyways, I'll look further into the ANI report and the article text; I obviously didn't read far or deep enough into the report if I'm asking you questions over such a large amount of content like this... I'm glad that you mentioned me and got my attention about this. Thank you for doing that. :-) Cheers - ~Oshwah~(talk) (contribs) 11:45, 17 December 2018 (UTC)
No problem. I think we all need to make sure we don't assume the IP in an edit war is always wrong. Fish+Karate 12:05, 17 December 2018 (UTC)

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Precious anniversary[edit]

A year ago ...
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Your account-name[edit]

Hello, ِYour account-name is not permitted according to name-policy at ArWikipedia. It has been nominated for "Block", but Don't worry, I add your account to a category of "Active accounts on other wikis", so It will not be blocked. Thanks. --Dr-Taher (talk) 07:55, 24 December 2018 (UTC)

@Dr-Taher: Thank you. Fish+Karate 09:37, 24 December 2018 (UTC)

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Merry Christmas![edit]

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Hello Fish and karate, may you be surrounded by peace, success and happiness on this seasonal occasion. Spread the WikiLove by wishing another user a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year, whether it be someone you have had disagreements with in the past, a good friend, or just some random person. Sending you heartfelt and warm greetings for Christmas and New Year 2019.
Happy editing,

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I would give you a more fitting template, but I have yet to find one with fish and karate involved....... Anyways, wishing you and your family all the best in 2019! --TheSandDoctor Talk 07:48, 25 December 2018 (UTC)

Please[edit]

I Got A Ton Of New Sources For Samuel L. Jackson,Hugh Jackman,Vin Diesel Can U End The Page Protection Sooner Please Coolguy3478 (talk) 03:22, 31 December 2018 (UTC)

You can post them on the talk page of the article. Fish+Karate 12:29, 1 January 2019 (UTC)

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Ilhan Omar[edit]

Hi Fish - I got your name from the Sadiq Khan page; you semi-protected it. I thought you might be the right admin to also protect the Ilhan Omar page. Omar is the first Muslim woman in US Congress, (took her seat just this week), and already she is being attacked by alt-right trolls. I made a simple edit for the sake of her safety and it was immediately reversed. I had to make this appeal to the other editor to have my edit accepted. In light of my argument made there, and given the vandalism is already ramping up, would now not be the right time to apply some measure of protection? Or failing that, could you at least put it on your watchlist? Thanks. MarkDask 18:20, 5 January 2019 (UTC)

@Markdask: Hi Mark. The route is usually to post this sort of thing at Wikipedia:Requests for page protection, where it has more chance of being seen quickly, as many admins review that page. I have looked at the history of the Ilhan Omar article, and do not see much in the way of vandalism at present. I also don't think saying someone lives in a large area of a large city is a safety issue, this is publicly-available information. Fish+Karate 14:39, 8 January 2019 (UTC)

I haven't made any[edit]

unhelpful edits. I suggest you examine the tomfoolery introduced by previous editors making a joke out of a simple mistake with silly comments and :) faces, rather than picking on me. Just get off my back. Leaky Caldron 14:23, 8 January 2019 (UTC)

@Leaky caldron: Yes, you have. This was at the very least unhelpful. If you don't like being called out on unhelpful, sarcastic, gloating posts, try not making them. Fish+Karate 14:33, 8 January 2019 (UTC)
Whereas the other comments taking the rise out of a simple mistake which I rectified before one of them was made (check the timestamps) and doing a double rollback were what, exactly? Like to select weakest targets where you will gain most kudos? Leaky Caldron 14:39, 8 January 2019 (UTC)
What on earth are you talking about? Fish+Karate 14:40, 8 January 2019 (UTC)
Read the thread and see where the mockery started before picking out one edit I made. There are others guilty of disruption. I personally resent being singled out in public when others have been just as responsible. Leaky Caldron 14:45, 8 January 2019 (UTC)
I am sorry for making you feel picked on; not my intention and yes, other editors were also not helpful, such as the other editor I also named when singling you out. Fish+Karate 14:53, 8 January 2019 (UTC)
Thanks. He cannot help it - it is clear to me at least that he lacks clue which is why I attempted to close it down at GS's request. So why name me to the clerks and not the others - who were clearly and repeatedly poking fun not only at Hhkohh but also at me and creating disruption. I'm curious. Suppose I get blocked for trying to help GS because you have highlighted my name? You consider that fair? Leaky Caldron 15:00, 8 January 2019 (UTC)
I don't think you are going to be blocked. the difference is Hhkohh and you were picking on the person under scrutiny, who is already under pressure, and does not need his pages being nominated for MFD for no apparent reason (a truly indelicate and shitty thing to do) or sarcastic comments like yours (less bad, but still not good). Other editors were also making snarky comments to one another. I note you came on here expecting me to "get off your back" because I was being "unfair" to you, but at no point have you either retracted the comment you made or apologised to GiantSnowman for making such a comment. I bet you haven't even considered doing so. This is a far worse thing than what you think I did to you in "singling you out" and "highlighting your name". Think about why I mentioned your name in the first place. Fish+Karate 15:59, 8 January 2019 (UTC)
You named me first because I'm an easy target and you will not target your friends elsewhere in that thread. I am not a friend. If you look at the small number of edits I have made on the substantive Arbcon matter you will see that I have been more supportive to GS than many who want him stood down. So I suggest you look at the bigger picture before casting aspirations. My suggestion of using Rollback if he didn't like my comment is far less damaging than the pointy double rollback immediately following my post (with or without an apology 20 hours later). Just as the same person had half-wittedly attempted humour at my expense in the same thread a couple of days earlier. As for you adding your 2p 24 hours later - why? What did it achieve? Fuel on the flames of a fire that was all but out. What exactly did you expect a clerk to do with this: "address Leakycauldron and Hhkohh's unhelpful contributions" when you as an Admin. could have addressed it yourself? The thread is closed. If there are further repercussions against me you can be sure that I will hold you accountable for showing lack of balance in your personal criticism. Leaky Caldron 16:30, 8 January 2019 (UTC)
I don’t know anyone in the thread. I don’t know who you are either. I call them as I see them. What I’ve learned is you clearly don’t think you did anything wrong, and respond when criticised by lashing out and making vague threats, rather than owning your actions. This makes me glad I don’t know who you are. Fish+Karate 17:58, 8 January 2019 (UTC)

"frequent flyer"[edit]

It's kinda off-topic for the ANI thread, but why do you think that? Since the beginning of December (before the current thread opened by CT) I made one drive-by comment on a thread that was neither about me nor involved me, blanked a sock comment, and opened a thread on an issue in which I was not involved, on which you agreed with me that the editor needed a block. In November, some other editors opened threads on issued that I was interested in but in which I was not directly involved, and I contributed to those. October was similar to January until yesterday: I opened a thread on an issue in which I was not directly involved, on which any good-faith editor would have probably done the same. September was similar to December, except I was pinged into a thread as a known policy-familiar editor who speaks both English and Japanese. August was similar to November. I can see how being a "frequent flyer at ANI" might be an issue if one is repeatedly causing disruption and having to be dragged there, wasting the community's time, but the last time I was the "subject" of an ANI thread was July (where virtually everyone agreed I was not at fault) and I don't even remember the time before that (it was certainly well over a year ago, since I went back to June 2017).

I have always thought of myself as just a semi-regular non-admin contributor to ANI, like Softlavender or Beyond My Ken. I have about 2,300 edits to the page, Softlavender has about 5,000, and BMK has about 9,600, and those are just two random names that come to mind: I'm not even sure if they're the worst "offenders".

Hijiri 88 (やや) 01:21, 10 January 2019 (UTC)

@Hijiri88:. Hi. It just means you post a lot at ANI. 2,300 is a lot. Regards, Fish+Karate 05:56, 10 January 2019 (UTC)
Well, not recently. I was mostly active there in 2013-2015 (when a series of incidents involving several sock-abusing stalkers of mine brought me back there multiple times) and 2016-2017 (when I did make quite a lot of comments on other people's threads). Recently I realized that the "frequent flyer" thing can make some people peg me for a disruptive editor based solely on that 2,300 figure (and I'm sure that wasn't your intent, but it does look that way), and so I've been basically limiting myself to threads on issues that concern me (this one for example), and even then I'm usually pinged into them, and the occasional issue I feel really needs the community's (or one uninvolved admin's) attention. You may not believe this but I've actually never had ANI on my watchlist, and only check in there every couple of weeks to see if anything's going on. In this most recent case, I just want the whole thing to go away, and so made one brief comment and left it at that. Hijiri 88 (やや) 06:14, 10 January 2019 (UTC)
Noted, I shall use the term less. Thanks. Fish+Karate 10:02, 10 January 2019 (UTC)

2019[edit]

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Die Zeit, die Tag und Jahre macht

Happy 2019

begin it with music and memories

Not too late, I hope ;) --Gerda Arendt (talk) 13:51, 13 January 2019 (UTC)

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Assamese people edit warring[edit]

Yes, I should know better.

This issue was extensively discussed in Talk:Indo-Aryan_migration_to_Assam#Content_removal, where the independent counsel was "I suggest that we don't here need to report brief, un-evidenced comments based on muddled thinking. I propose simply to take the Dravidian comment out." from User:Richard Keatinge, which is what I tried to follow I am at a loss how to deal with this situation where simple issues get mired in lengthy Wikipedia processes.

I did give in to my frustration this time, sorry.

Chaipau (talk) 12:32, 31 January 2019 (UTC)

@Chaipau: Thank you. I suggest if simple discussions fail to reach an amicable conclusion then a short, neutrally-worded and focused request for comment might be the best way to gain a consensus on the matter. Fish+Karate 12:40, 31 January 2019 (UTC)
@Fish and karate: Thank you. I have done as you suggested: Talk:Assamese_people#RfC_-_Are_Dravidians_a_component_of_the_Assamese_people? Chaipau (talk) 13:12, 31 January 2019 (UTC)

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Wikipedia talk:Arbitration/Requests/Case/GiantSnowman/Proposed decision[edit]

Just an FYI (and I didn't realise at first) - you're supposed to comment in your own section, rather than 'thread' the comments of others in reply. GiantSnowman 11:40, 4 February 2019 (UTC)

@GiantSnowman: I guess that makes sense, what with the need to keep Arbcom procedures as obtuse and counterintuitive as possible. Cheers, I'll fix it now. Fish+Karate 11:45, 4 February 2019 (UTC)

I thought you wanted[edit]

to remove both comments and I was happy with that. All you have done, in effect, is move yours and delete my response? Leaky caldron (talk) 12:53, 4 February 2019 (UTC)

@Leaky caldron: Oh, ok. I'll remove mine also. I'm happy to do whatever you prefer here. Fish+Karate 14:02, 4 February 2019 (UTC)

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BLP[edit]

Oh come off it.

Nope. I'll do so when you quit claiming BLP policy -- which deals with statements that are defamatory -- applies to opinions that are rude.

If I said "I think X is a great big meddling know-it-all cunt", that wouldn't be a personal attack because I prefaced it with "I think"?

Also, maybe you should make up hypotheticals that are actually relevant to the policy being discussed (BLP) instead of a different one (NPA), and which said hypotheticals actually reflect the thing actually said. --Calton | Talk 07:37, 19 February 2019 (UTC)

Woosh. So saying "I think Donald Trump is an asshole" is fine because it's just an *opinion*. Got it. Fish+Karate 08:51, 19 February 2019 (UTC)
Facts are just opinions, and opinions can be wrong. --Better of Ted Dlohcierekim (talk) 00:25, 22 February 2019 (UTC)

ani[edit]

best dramatic performance Dlohcierekim (talk)

I've been really controlling myself today. Did not post a single one of these. Dlohcierekim (talk) 00:24, 22 February 2019 (UTC)

Well done you. If you'd started dishing those out you'd run out in minutes. Fish+Karate 10:24, 22 February 2019 (UTC)

Request your intervention[edit]

Would you take a look at this which is posted in the comment section of my appeal. It dates back to July 2018, it is irrelevant to my appeal and obviously an attempt to smear me. I responded to this comment but the image is such a distraction it needs to be removed. Atsme✍🏻📧 05:55, 22 February 2019 (UTC)

@Atsme: It's not appropriate for me to edit someone else's statement. I agree it's not particularly relevant to the appeal and is not recent, and have said so. I do note it wasn't funny, either. Fish+Karate 10:33, 22 February 2019 (UTC)