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To do[edit]

Updated: G.A.Stalk 17:02, 20 October 2009 (UTC)


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template help[edit]

Thanks, but its largely been taken care of. See {{Visual novel (Eng-t) top}}. About the only thing that could use some help with would be making certain dates sort correctly regardless of format and if you're adventurous trying to see a way if CSS can have it so that those faked notes rows can wrap with text zooming capabilities seen in browsers like FF as normal templates do using colspan.Jinnai 06:14, 28 June 2010 (UTC)

Unfortunately my knowledge with CSS is rather limited... G.A.Stalk 16:08, 29 June 2010 (UTC)
Actually i could use help on the dates as they aren't showing up if I don't use the YYYY-MM-DD format (which i would prefer not to).Jinnai 15:58, 29 June 2010 (UTC)
Seems like the date issue was spelling[1]. G.A.Stalk 16:08, 29 June 2010 (UTC)

Thank you[edit]

Thanks, I knew I forgot something. --Happy editing! Nehrams2020 (talkcontrib) 05:33, 1 July 2010 (UTC)

No problem:-) G.A.Stalk 05:34, 1 July 2010 (UTC)

Romanization for words of English origin[edit]

On the MOS:JP talk page, a discussion has been started about including or not including romanizations for words of English origin, such as Fainaru Fantajī in Final Fantasy (ファイナルファンタジー Fainaru Fantajī?) (for the sake of simplicity, I called this case "words of English origin", more information on semantics here).

Over the course of a month, it has become apparent that both the parties proposing to include or not include those romanizations cannot be convinced by the arguments or guidelines brought up by the other side. Therefore, a compromise is trying to be found that will satisfy both parties. One suggestion on a compromise has been given already, but it has not found unanimous agreement, so additional compromises are encouraged to be suggested.

One universally accepted point was to bring more users from the affected projects in to help achieve consensus, and you were one of those selected in the process.

What this invitation is:

  • You should give feedback on the first suggested compromise and are highly encouraged to provide other solutions.

What this invitation is not:

  • This is not a vote on including or excluding such romanizations.
  • This is not a vote on compromises either.

It would be highly appreciated if you came over to the MOS:JP talk page and helped find a solution. Thank you in advance. Prime Blue (talk) 11:29, 8 August 2010 (UTC)

VG Redirect Class[edit]

Just FYI, the VG WikiProject does not tag redirected pages, so if you come across those with AWB, you can just remove the entire template. Thanks, MrKIA11 (talk) 21:59, 4 May 2011 (UTC)

Noted. I was going through the WP:ANIME articles for redirects classified as articles and it is not always clear what to do with other project's banners. G.A.Stalk 07:10, 5 May 2011 (UTC)
Sounds good, thanks. MrKIA11 (talk) 07:15, 5 May 2011 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Featured list removal candidates/List of Bleach manga volumes/archive1[edit]

Hi G.A.S. Can you clarify whether you support keeping or removing the above list's FL status? Thanks, Dabomb87 (talk) 18:06, 26 July 2011 (UTC)

Nomination for deletion of Template:Nihongo4[edit]

Ambox warning pn.svgTemplate:Nihongo4 has been nominated for deletion. You are invited to comment on the discussion at the template's entry on the Templates for discussion page. —Farix (t | c) 00:12, 27 July 2011 (UTC)

Finish the job[edit]

You started a merge effort at List of Battle Angel Alita: Last Order characters and pretty much abandoned. This leaves a mess that is nearly impossible to clean up and leaves you as the only one that can do it effectively. I've been tempted to suggest adding "messy article that's impossible to fix" to the list of valid deletion arguments, and this page is an example why. Please finish the job. D O N D E groovily Talk to me 04:56, 15 August 2011 (UTC)

Noted... but to be honest, the only merging I did on that article was to move duplicated content to the main list[2][3]... the rest of the mess was there to start with. (Regarding the deletion arguement, keeping the history per GFDL and/or CC would effectively block such deletion, though redirecting the article is a very valid option.) Though I will have a look when I have time (which is currently in short supply). G.A.Stalk 05:26, 15 August 2011 (UTC)
What really makes it an unfixable mess is the over year old "work in progress" tag. It prevents other editors from doing anything significant. D O N D E groovily Talk to me 15:04, 15 August 2011 (UTC)
Though anybody could have helped merging... it is rather redundant to have multiple character lists for one series. G.A.Stalk 16:57, 15 August 2011 (UTC)

MSU Interview[edit]

Dear G.A.S,

My name is Jonathan Obar user:Jaobar, I'm a professor in the College of Communication Arts and Sciences at Michigan State University and a Teaching Fellow with the Wikimedia Foundation's Education Program. This semester I've been running a little experiment at MSU, a class where we teach students about becoming Wikipedia administrators. Not a lot is known about your community, and our students (who are fascinated by wiki-culture by the way!) want to learn how you do what you do, and why you do it. A while back I proposed this idea (the class) to the community HERE, were it was met mainly with positive feedback. Anyhow, I'd like my students to speak with a few administrators to get a sense of admin experiences, training, motivations, likes, dislikes, etc. We were wondering if you'd be interested in speaking with one of our students.

So a few things about the interviews:

  • Interviews will last between 15 and 30 minutes.
  • Interviews can be conducted over skype (preferred), IRC or email. (You choose the form of communication based upon your comfort level, time, etc.)
  • All interviews will be completely anonymous, meaning that you (real name and/or pseudonym) will never be identified in any of our materials, unless you give the interviewer permission to do so.
  • All interviews will be completely voluntary. You are under no obligation to say yes to an interview, and can say no and stop or leave the interview at any time.
  • The entire interview process is being overseen by MSU's institutional review board (ethics review). This means that all questions have been approved by the university and all students have been trained how to conduct interviews ethically and properly.

Bottom line is that we really need your help, and would really appreciate the opportunity to speak with you. If interested, please send me an email at (to maintain anonymity) and I will add your name to my offline contact list. If you feel comfortable doing so, you can post your name HERE instead.

If you have questions or concerns at any time, feel free to email me at I will be more than happy to speak with you.

Thanks in advance for your help. We have a lot to learn from you.


Jonathan Obar --Jaobar (talk) 19:29, 9 February 2012 (UTC)

Inviting you to WikiAfrica Incubator![edit]

Hey G.A.S,

WikiAfrica invites you to support the Africa Incubator

WikiAfrica is pleased to invite you as a self-declared African Wikipedian to evaluate the Africa Incubator. WikiAfrica has created the Africa Incubator to support and assist new authors, as they create their first articles and learn the ins and outs of contributing to Wikipedia.

The Africa Incubator is a ‘soft landing’ for new authors to develop articles that relate to Africa. It assists them in becoming compliant and knowledgeable of Wikipedia principles and rules. Based within the Wikipedia framework, the Africa Incubator is fully interactive and enables feedback, assistance and forums.

This is where we need your help! For the Africa Incubator to be successful, it needs the intervention, interaction and experience of Incubator Mentors. We are looking for a pool of active experienced Wikipedians to consistently participate in ’owning’ the Africa Incubator. Incubator Mentors will assist new comers through the editing process. They will also help test and expand the Africa Incubator, and will play a vital role in encouraging newcomers to be Wikipedians for life

Please visit WikiAfrica Incubator to give us your honest feedback and evaluation. WikiAfrica is a ground-breaking project that is designed to Africanise Wikipedia by generating and expanding 30,000 articles over two years. Find out more about this project here WikiAfrica. To get involved, contact Francis [] Twitter:!/wikiafrica Facebook:

--Awinda 11:24, 6 March 2012 (UTC) — Preceding unsigned comment added by Awinda (talkcontribs)

Call for Wikipedians in Residence in Africa[edit]


I hope you are well and thriving!! WikiAfrica has just put out a call for two Wikipedians in Residence. One in Cape Town at WikiAfrica, at the Africa Centre; and the other for WikiAfrica Cameroon in Douala, at doual’art. If you are interested, please contact either Marilyn [] for the WikiAfrica Cameroon call or Isla [] for the WikiAfrica position in Cape Town.

If you are not interested in applying, I would be very grateful if you could spread this call far and wide among your networks to ensure that both projects get excellent candidates. Here is the link for the information page:

Best regards, Islahaddow

(This message was sent using Lucia Bot at 22:19, 16 November 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) 23:30, 14 December 2012 (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)

Notification of pending suspension of administrative permissions due to inactivity[edit]

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Still here, just not as busy as I once was. :-) G.A.Stalk 08:56, 1 August 2014 (UTC)