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Wikimedia Stories Project[edit]


Meu nome é Victor e eu trabalho com a Fundação Wikimedia,organização sem fins lucrativos que apóia a Wikipédia. Estamosnarrando as histórias inspiradoras da comunidade Wikipedia em todo o mundo, incluindo os dos leitores, editores e doadores. As histórias são absolutamente essencial para qualquer organização sem fins lucrativos para persuadir as pessoas novas para apoiar a causa, e nós sabemos que a vasta rede de pessoas que usam a Wikipedia tem muito a compartilhar. É importante transmitir a incrível diversidade de pessoas que vieram a contar com a Wikipédia todos os dias.

Eu gostaria realmente a oportunidade de entrevistá-lo para contar a sua história, com a possibilidade de usá-lo em nossos materiais, em sites de nossa comunidade, ou como parte de arrecadação de fundos este ano para incentivar outras pessoas para apoiar a Wikipédia.

Eu vou estar em São Paulo a partir de 1 - 2 de Março de 2012, e eu vou estar presente:

Eu estou esperando que você vai elaborar sobre a sua históriacomigo. Peço desculpas por qualquer mal-tradução nesta mensagem (talvez possa inspirar uma risada?) Estou usando oGoogle-traduzir no momento, mas o plano de ter tradutores disponíveis quando estamos no Brasil.

Por favor, deixe-me saber se você está inclinado a participar doProjeto Histórias Wikipedia!


Victor Grigas



My name is Victor and I work with the Wikimedia Foundation, the non-profit organization that supports Wikipedia. We're chronicling the inspiring stories from the Wikipedia community around the world, including those from readers, editors, and donors. Stories are absolutely essential for any non-profit to persuade new people to support the cause, and we know the vast network of people who use Wikipedia have so much to share. It's important to convey the incredible diversity of people who've come to rely upon Wikipedia every day.

I'd really like the opportunity to interview you to tell your story, with the possibility of using it in our materials, on our community websites, or as part of this year’s fundraiser to encourage others to support Wikipedia.

I will be in São Paolo from the 1st - 2nd of March 2012, and I'll be attending:

I'm hoping you will elaborate on your story with me. I apologize for any mis-translation in this message (perhaps it might inspire a laugh?) I am using Google-translate at the moment, but plan to have translators available when we are in Brazil.

Please let me know if you're inclined to take part in the Wikipedia Stories Project!

Thank you,

Victor Grigas

Victor Grigas (talk) 20:37, 3 February 2012 (UTC)

Thanks for the invite. Sorry I couldn't take part in the project. Fvasconcellos (t·c) 14:40, 18 April 2012 (UTC)

Hello there[edit]

I hope your real-life work is going well. I'm leaving you a note here in reference to your block, last year, of User:Thegoodson. At the time, you noted a suspicion of socking, and you were correct--I just blocked a couple today. Please see Wikipedia:Sockpuppet investigations/VeronicaPR, if you're interested. All the best to you! (PS--I just learned that Vaconcelos is a noble surname, and there's lots of notables with that name; I only knew of one, Nana.) Drmies (talk) 21:32, 16 March 2012 (UTC)

Thanks for letting me know. I haven't been very active, but I see the investigation was fruitful. (S)He'll probably be back, though.
Vasconcellos is indeed a noble surname, dating back to the 13th century. Sadly, I am not related to the great percussionist :) Fvasconcellos (t·c) 14:39, 18 April 2012 (UTC)

Howdy stranger!![edit]

Goodness, how nice it is to see your name pop on my watchlist !!! Hope all is well, best, SandyGeorgia (Talk) 14:42, 18 April 2012 (UTC)

Life's been gettin' the better of me :) All is well, though. I should have some spare time for editing soon. I bet I have some serious catching up to do—give me an update! Fvasconcellos (t·c) 14:47, 18 April 2012 (UTC)
And a hearty hello again from me! --ἀνυπόδητος (talk) 15:16, 18 April 2012 (UTC)
Hello, hello! How are things at WP:PHARM? Fvasconcellos (t·c) 00:38, 26 April 2012 (UTC)
Hi Fv! WP:PHARM is much too quiet, and there are still way too many stubs on drugs and drug classes. There's consensus to merge chem- and drugbox, but no one managed to actually implement this. {{Chembox Drug}} is an attempt that somehow got stuck. Many of the lesser known and not-yet-marketed drugs have chemboxes, and chembox is missing a number of fields; but manually switching to a drugbox is tedious work and also breaks chem/drugbox validation by CheMoBot.
A few new fields have been added to the drugbox, eg. tradename and a number of, well, numbers. A proposal of adding mechanisms to the box is stuck because many drugs have more than one mechanism, and this makes things complicated. Also, there's the newish {{Drugclassbox}} which has been added to a couple of pages, but many are still missing it.
In other words: everything is going as fine as can be expected. --ἀνυπόδητος (talk) 10:45, 26 April 2012 (UTC)
Update ... well, business as usual in here, mostly craziness. I resigned as FAC delegate after some serious nastiness, and so I could devote more time to medical articles. There's some stuff going on in the Portuguese/Brazil realm that is unpleasant, likely to end in an RFC or with the arbs, so you don't want to know about that. I do hope you're well! Best, SandyGeorgia (Talk) 15:22, 18 April 2012 (UTC)

Wiki Medicine[edit]


I'm contacting you because, as a participant at Wikiproject Medicine, you may be interested in a new multinational non-profit organization we're forming at m:Wikimedia Medicine. Even if you don't want to be actively involved, any ideas you may have about our structure and aims would be very welcome on the project's talk page.

Our purpose is to help improve the range and quality of free online medical content, and we'll be working with like-minded organizations, such as the World Health Organization, professional and scholarly societies, medical schools, governments and NGOs - including Translators Without Borders.

Hope to see you there! --Anthonyhcole (talk) 07:58, 1 November 2012 (UTC)

Happy New Year![edit]

The Winter Walk at Anglesey Abbey - - 862583.jpg Best wishes for the New Year!
Wishing you and yours a joyous, healthful, and productive 2013!

Please accept a belated thank you for the well wishes upon my retirement as FAC delegate this year, and apologies for the false alarm of my first—and hopefully last—retirement; the well wishes extended me were most kind, but I decided to return, re-committed, when another blocked sock was revealed as one of the factors aggravating the FA pages this year.

Maintaining standards in featured content requires vigilance, dedication and knowledge of people like you, who are needed; we miss you in here! Somehow, somehow we never ever seem to do nothin' completely nice and easy, but here's hoping that 2013 will see a peaceful road ahead and a return to the quality and comaraderie that defines the FA process, with the help of many dedicated Wikipedians!

SandyGeorgia (Talk) 20:51, 3 January 2013 (UTC)

Whoa, whoa, back it up. What did I miss? :( Jesus, it's been a while. Fvasconcellos (t·c) 15:26, 7 January 2013 (UTC)
Oh my, how very good it is to see you in here again ! What did you miss? Well, don't know when was the last time you were in here ... so ... I resigned as FAC delegate in Jan 2012 so I could spend more time editing medical articles as I long ago promised Colin I would, then the Education Program made editing medical articles miserable (ill-prepared student editing hitting my watchlist); all the while, FAC was under assault by socks and a returning user breaching CLEANSTART to revisit old grudges so editing there was no fun either, I took most of the spring, summer and fall of 2012 off to relandscape my property and because Wiki was a miserable place to be because of a corp of editors supporting the socks with the arbs and admins doing nothing about it, I came back once winter set in and found Wikipedia far worse than ever (abuse is rampant, socking is the norm, most good reviewers were chased out of FAC after the disruption led by socks for almost a year), after seeing several really bad blocks of good editors, I decided it was worthless and resigned in disgust, then after I resigned another Mattisse sock (she had been stirring the pot again) was blocked, so I was re-invigorated and came back. Embarrassing that business of resigning and then coming back ! So, that's a year from over here ... I hope things are going well for you, and it would be such a joy to have you back in here editing again! Best, SandyGeorgia (Talk) 18:01, 7 January 2013 (UTC)
Yikes. I'd love to come back, even if on a "part-time" basis—I've really missed editing and content work. Still not sure how I feel about the current environment, though. Your tale of woe certainly doesn't sound too encouraging :-) Fvasconcellos (t·c) 21:52, 23 January 2013 (UTC)
But it would be so much more fun in here if the nice folks like you came back! SandyGeorgia (Talk) 03:49, 24 January 2013 (UTC)

Elgar cello concerto[edit]

Excellent additions to the discography. One starts these articles off and then sometimes neglects to keep them up to date. Your additions are exactly what the article needed - warmest thanks. Tim riley (talk) 19:16, 26 January 2013 (UTC)

Thank you for your kind words! Fvasconcellos (t·c) 19:50, 30 January 2013 (UTC)

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Francois Hollande[edit]

Hi Fv, nice to see you back again and battling IPs! Hope this still leaves you time for some real edits, and hope you are generally well, on-Wiki and off-Wiki! Cheers, ἀνυπόδητος (talk) 21:21, 17 February 2013 (UTC)

Yes, trying to ease back into the scheme of things... I've been working on Wikipedia:Requested articles/Applied arts and sciences/Pharmacology. Hopefully I'll have time for some heavier content editing soon :) Fvasconcellos (t·c) 23:56, 17 February 2013 (UTC)
That's a noble goal! I'm not very active here at the moment, but I try to keep track of my watchlist and add a few ATC codes or ChemSpider ids now and then. --ἀνυπόδητος (talk) 18:02, 20 February 2013 (UTC)

A barnstar for you![edit]

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For clearing out WP:RPP. Your work is much appreciated. And yes, that was a lot of vandalism. Vacation9 03:01, 13 February 2013 (UTC)
Thank you! Fvasconcellos (t·c) 12:27, 13 February 2013 (UTC)

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Kamal Haasan protection[edit]

Hi, the protection doesn't seem to have any effect, no talkpage activity at all. I fear, they will fight each other again, when the protection gets lifted. What to do in this case?-- Dravidian  Hero  22:10, 24 February 2013 (UTC)

Protection as a means of "forcing" users to talk things through rarely works in my opinion. Consider filing a report at the edit warring noticeboard if appropriate, or have a look at this page for suggestions as to the best course of action. Best, Fvasconcellos (t·c) 22:15, 24 February 2013 (UTC)
Thanks for your suggestions. Please unprotect the site. I will send them a warning regarding a block due to edit warring and press for talkpage participation.-- Dravidian  Hero  22:26, 24 February 2013 (UTC)

2601:A:4100:5A:* addresses[edit]

Hello. These are not accounts, but instead IPv6 addresses, so they shouldn't be indeffed. However, what does seem in order here is a temporary rangeblock of 2601:A:4100:5A::/64, given that this is likely just one user anyways.--Jasper Deng (talk) 00:24, 25 February 2013 (UTC)

Ah, yes. I am wary of rangeblocking IPv6 addresses due to the potential for massive collateral damage, but I agree that indef blocks were probably not the best course of action either. I've asked an admin with more experience in this area to weigh in. Fvasconcellos (t·c) 00:45, 25 February 2013 (UTC)
A /64 has very low chance of collateral, especially for IP hoppers, because a /64 typically represents one user, as is the case here (a Comcast range). My guide explains a lot of best practices.--Jasper Deng (talk) 00:54, 25 February 2013 (UTC)
There's some minor collateral on the /64 range. But it's not major collateral. Elockid (Talk) 01:58, 25 February 2013 (UTC)
I've gone ahead a reblocked the /64 range. It looks like there's some socking going on. Elockid (Talk) 02:27, 25 February 2013 (UTC)
Thanks! I will defer to your combined expertise—I'm not really familiar with the workings of IPv6 addresses yet. Fvasconcellos (t·c) 13:45, 25 February 2013 (UTC)

Senor Taichi[edit]

Just block him already. He's causing problems at WP:DRN and various other pages because of his insistence that he is right and everyone else is wrong and should not be telling him that even though they cite policy against him.—Ryulong (琉竜) 00:52, 28 February 2013 (UTC)

Also mentioned you in an ANI thread where someone was complaining about the moves. It's at the end of the page titled "Fran..." whatever her name is "revisited".—Ryulong (琉竜) 00:55, 28 February 2013 (UTC)

Blocked after this edit. Thanks for the heads-up. Jesus. Fvasconcellos (t·c) 00:58, 28 February 2013 (UTC)

HEY DUDE[edit]

Change the Slayer tag back to Speed metal! It's not vandalism. I have a reference showing they were labeled Speed metal! No need for discussion! So were the rest of the "Big Four of Thrash"! By you taking this genrification just shows you nothing about heavy metal! — Preceding unsigned comment added by Robertwhitlet (talkcontribs) 01:39, 4 March 2013 (UTC)

The article is protected for several reasons, one of which is edit warring for "genrification", as you put it (which is indeed not vandalism, but it is a content dispute). Furthermore, I protected the page as is—that doesn't mean I agree or disagree with its current state. Feel free to take your concerns to the Talk page and hash things out with the other editors. Fvasconcellos (t·c) 13:28, 4 March 2013 (UTC)

Culture of India need your advice again[edit]

There is an IP claiming book sources were not reliable in a content dispute, which I'm involved in. What to do if he removes sources again and again? On talkpage he vaguely argues around, that North Indian culture didn't evolve by contact of Muslim influences, though the sources clearly state that. Currently I'm clearly involved in an editwar, which I feel ashamed of already -- Dravidian  Hero  13:01, 4 March 2013 (UTC)

Read this section for some excellent advice. There are plenty of avenues for dispute resolution if things escalate to the point where "formal" proceedings are required. (By the way, please note that books are not per se reliable as you note in the Talk page. Many, many factors go into determining whether a source is reliable.) Fvasconcellos (t·c) 13:33, 4 March 2013 (UTC)
The IP apparently revealed himself as User:Snowcream, because I demanded it here: diff, but he removed the content in question completley: diff. In the edit summary, he says it was a "stupid para". I've gone with him through talkpages with a quite lengthy discussion here: Talk:Culture_of_India We agreed for Dispute resolution here: diff but were then rerouted to:WP:RSN. As IP he opened then a thread at WP:ORN ignoring the admin. I must say, I can't handle this anymore as it's time consuming. I placed sources everywhere he wanted, then he questioned every single source twice and thrice, just to delete everything in the end. Anything you could do here?-- Dravidian  Hero  18:15, 5 March 2013 (UTC)
I'll have a look at the edits and the discussion. ORN is not a bad venue for this. Fvasconcellos (t·c) 00:11, 6 March 2013 (UTC)
I've had a look at the edit history and the cited sources, and I must say I agree with the IP that they do not support the very broad claims that there are "two major subcultural variations within India" and that South Indian culture was "largely independent of foreign influences"—in fact, the source cited for the latter statement seems to directly contradict it, as it notes that "the Dravidian people...were later pushed south" (surely displacement of a population by invaders can be considered a "foreign influence"). Furthermore, the source you cite for the "two major variations" passage (a book with a very specific scope) is not at all appropriate for such a definitive claim. I suggest you seek better sources and a more accurate wording for this passage (perhaps with assistance from a WikiProject) and leave it out entirely until you have consensus. What has been the input from ORN? Fvasconcellos (t·c) 13:26, 6 March 2013 (UTC)
Dravidians being pushed south in the remote past has no relevance as the aim was to show the major differences in modern India, which sees Islam and colonialists as foreign. Consensus was pretty much established earlier with other editors (as these are obvious facts, no sources needed), until the IP came. I will produce a new version with 100% accurate sourcing as you suggested. An ORN editor suggested to cite the text in the sources as a way for better understanding. But I guess if I do just that with the old sources it will be challenged again by fringe groups, for instance the last source states: "South India largely remained a Hindu stronghold" - instead of "is largely not foreign influenced", although it exactly means that.-- Dravidian  Hero  14:58, 6 March 2013 (UTC)

Thank you for protecting H.e.o.t. article[edit]

Hllo there Fvasconcellos (t·c),
thanks for protectiong the Health effects of tobacco article. Please have a nice day (possibly without smoking any cigarettes).   M aurice   Carbonaro  08:17, 11 March 2013 (UTC)

Getting To GA Status[edit]

Hey I am working on the Diphenhydramine article and I was wondering what do you think it will take to get it to GA? (Lowkeyvision (talk) 08:58, 17 March 2013 (UTC))

I took your advice and cited as much as I could. I think almost everything is cited by now. If you have any other suggestions please let me know. (Lowkeyvision (talk) 06:41, 22 March 2013 (UTC))
THAT IS AWESOME GRAPHICS!!! NICE!!! (Lowkeyvision (talk) 02:14, 25 March 2013 (UTC))
No problem. Fvasconcellos (t·c) 12:45, 25 March 2013 (UTC)


For rev-deling that. I hadn't realised I didn't need an oversighter - read the manuals before rev-del was invented. Rich Farmbrough, 03:34, 23 March 2013 (UTC).

A barnstar for you![edit]

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Thanks for cleaning up the content and formatting of the student's good-faith, sourced expansion of Epileptic seizure. WhatamIdoing (talk) 22:49, 1 April 2013 (UTC)
Haha, thank you! :) Fvasconcellos (t·c) 23:02, 1 April 2013 (UTC)

Neutral Fair Guy[edit]

Hello Fvasconcellos, it may be of interest to you to know that Butcher of the Balkans has been created in the past and deleted very quickly, dismissed as an attack page. It was recreated today by the user you banned. You may wish to confine it to the dustbin once more. Thanks. Evlekis (Евлекис) (argue) 22:08, 2 April 2013 (UTC)

Hmm. The deletion log certainly favors that, but it is a term that has been widely used in reliable sources, however charged and offensive it may be, and it is a plausible search term. WP:RNEUTRAL supports this. We also have precedent, i.e. similar redirects for other historical figures referred to as "Butcher of X", including Saddam Hussein (Butcher of Baghdad) and Reinhard Heydrich (Butcher of Prague). I'll think it over briefly, but I'm more inclined to send this for formal discussion instead. Best, Fvasconcellos (t·c) 22:27, 2 April 2013 (UTC)
Yes as you wish, choice is yours. Formal discussion is fine. I am more upset as to the abrupt manner into which a several time deleted page suddenly reappeared, particularly looking at every other contribution from the same user. I've long known of the Butcher of Baghdad link and given that this too can never be used favourably and is a term confined to the man's detractors then I would favour a deletion of all related articles. I have never broached the subject before because others are closer to it than I am. Saddam however did not originate from Baghdad, it just happened to be the city from where he ruled. Be that as it may, I'll take part in a discussion but thanks for the time in dealing with the matter. Evlekis (Евлекис) (argue) 23:31, 2 April 2013 (UTC)

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Mahathir Mohamad protection[edit]

Hi Fvasconcellos, I see that you indefinitely full protected Mahathir Mohamad after some edit warring in February. Do you think that the full protection is still needed? Would you be willing to switch to semi-protection or unprotect? Mark Arsten (talk) 19:54, 22 July 2013 (UTC)

You are missed![edit]

A small cup of coffee.JPG Thought of you today while digging through my archives. Hope RL is treating you well! Ed [talk] [majestic titan] 00:06, 7 April 2014 (UTC)
Hi, Ed! Thanks for the note. I can't complain :) It's certainly been a while. I should probably break out the tools before I forget how to use them entirely... Fvasconcellos (t·c) 22:28, 7 April 2014 (UTC)
At the very least, your edit today preserves them for another year. ;-) Ed [talk] [majestic titan] 21:21, 8 April 2014 (UTC)

Request for comment[edit]

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

Please see[edit]

Most recent talk entry at Paclitaxel. Your comments welcome, even before the edit being addressed appears. Le Prof Leprof 7272 (talk) 23:16, 30 May 2014 (UTC)

Issue with one of your images ...[edit]

Hey Fvasconcellos! Please see this. thanks and best regards, --Yikrazuul (talk) 14:13, 15 June 2014 (UTC)

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