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Thames and Severn Canal[edit]

Thanks for editing: please see my comment on the talk page. You added to an existing section, but fundamentally this is very odd because "Phase 1b" is on a different canal, the Stroudwater. So I think this is odd. Incidentally, I could not find any confirmation that the bid has actually been made on the Cotswold Canals trust site; are you sure the reference you gave is accurate? Can you share anything online? (Please reply here) Imaginatorium (talk) 08:56, 5 January 2016 (UTC)

I'm pretty confident that navvies is correct. The current edition isn't online yet.©Geni (talk) 20:16, 6 January 2016 (UTC)
The bid is mentioned on their site here http://www.cotswoldcanals.com/pages/posts/saul-to-stonehouse-restoration-funding-bid-809.php?p=5 .©Geni (talk) 20:24, 6 January 2016 (UTC)

We177[edit]

Am I correct in thinking that you took the photo at File:We177 science museum.jpg at the Science Museum, London (and not some other science museum)? And if so, that means its safe for me to list that museum as another home for a surviving example at WE.177#Retirement, right (it wasn't some special travelling exhibit that you saw)? -- Finlay McWalterTalk 00:22, 26 January 2016 (UTC)

POTD notification[edit]

Hi Geni,

Just to let you know, the Featured Picture File:Mute Swan Emsworth2.JPG is scheduled to be Picture of the Day on March 2, 2016. If you get a chance, you can check and improve the caption at Template:POTD/2016-03-02. Thank you for all of your contributions! — Chris Woodrich (talk) 00:12, 15 February 2016 (UTC)

Request to use photo[edit]

Hi Geni,

I must say your photographs are amazing! I have been experimenting myself with light painting and am just wondering if I may use this photograph in the background of my photograph. Of course I will credit you by posting a link in the description of your page.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Port_of_Southampton#/media/File:Southampton_docks_at_night_4_seconds.JPG

Thankyou in advance.

Aidanr97 (talk) 03:02, 4 April 2016 (UTC)

File:Uri-Geller.jpg listed for discussion[edit]

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Infobox US university ranking[edit]

Hi Geni, I counted the transclusions of {{Infobox US university ranking}}, and it appears it has less than 390 transclusions, which does not make this highly visible in my opinion. Note the thresholds described by Template:High-use and Template:High-risk. I've seen templates at indef semiprot while citing Wikipedia:High-risk templates, and believe that semiprot should suffice. — Andy W. (talk ·ctb) 16:46, 11 June 2016 (UTC)

Scratch that. I now believe the level is acceptable both to prevent unregistered vandalism, and to encourage discussion. — Andy W. (talk ·ctb) 17:50, 12 June 2016 (UTC)

DYK for Royal Pier, Southampton[edit]

Updated DYK query.svg On 27 June 2016, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Royal Pier, Southampton, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that the Royal Pier, Southampton, used to have a station at the end of it? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Royal Pier, Southampton. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Royal Pier, Southampton), 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.

Cas Liber (talk · contribs) 16:35, 27 June 2016 (UTC)

Wey & Arun lock photo identification?[edit]

Hi Geni

As I am now doing volunteer work restoring the Wey and Arun Canal, I feel it is my duty to get its article up-to-date.

I have updated the map (several times) and made some other changes, with more to come when time permits (as the article is badly lagging the restoration progress).

Anyway...

You uploaded a photo of a lock on the canal, but it does not identify which one. Can you try to work out where you took the photo, please? (I know it was 10 years ago!)

Cheers! -- EdJogg (talk) 17:57, 26 July 2016 (UTC)

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POTD notification[edit]

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Oriole Park at Camden Yards article vandalism[edit]

Huge thanks for blocking Bensaw11 for blatant vandalism of this article. The Ink Daddy! (talk) 02:29, 21 September 2016 (UTC)

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Extended confirmed protection[edit]

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

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

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Biber submarine[edit]

Biber find in The Netherlands.

Dear Geni,

With regards to the biber attack on the bridge at Nijmegen i think i can provide you with additional information. As it happens the remains one of the subs used in that attack are now on display in the Fort of Pannerden. A fort located very close to the location of the find. I work there as a volunteer and as such I think I could lend you a hand getting some information. With kind regards. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Sigifrith76 (talkcontribs) 09:31, 1 October 2016 (UTC)

I'm afraid I've not worked on that article in years. If you have stuff to add I'd suggest raising it on the talkpage or adding it directly to nl:Biber_(onderzeeboot). Alternatively you could try contacting wikimedia Nederland who are probably in a better position to work with you.©Geni (talk) 16:29, 2 October 2016 (UTC)

Paddlers[edit]

As we were discussing.--ClemRutter (talk) 09:13, 10 October 2016 (UTC)

Mass protection[edit]

Why did you mass-protect every template used on "the Hillary page"? Jackmcbarn (talk) 21:27, 13 October 2016 (UTC)

too bad we don't have Wikipedia:Protection_policy#Cascading_protection for levels other than full. Frietjes (talk) 21:54, 13 October 2016 (UTC)

Extended confirmed protection on templates[edit]

It looks like you have added extended confirmed protection to Template:Obama cabinet and Template:US First Ladies, though those pages have not been vandalized recently. Note that the announcement above from September 23rd states that "Extended confirmed protection may only be used in cases where semi-protection has proven ineffective. It should not be used as a first resort." Additionally, Hillary Clinton itself is semi-protected, so preemptively protecting subcomponents with a higher level of protection is odd.

I assume this was a mistake, perhaps a misclick. Would you mind changing the protection level of these templates to semiprotected? Mamyles (talk) 14:26, 14 October 2016 (UTC)

Nomination of ThinkPoint for deletion[edit]

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John Reaves sent me your way...[edit]

Can I get a pair of admin eyes on a couple of Commons procedural things that have stalled? Thanks!--Kintetsubuffalo (talk) 01
43, 26 October 2016 (UTC)

DYK for Craigievar Express[edit]

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Reliable sources on the YouCaring page[edit]

Hello Geni, thanks for taking the time to review my post. I'm just wondering, which pieces of information are lacking reliable citation? I have attempted to provide as much citation as possible but I will continue to edit the page until I've met your requirements. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 2607:FEA8:5CA0:D4C:C030:63D8:48CE:6912 (talk) 10:18, 8 November 2016 (UTC)

All of it? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bQPq1VLXY7U is a self published video. Heat street is never a reliable source. http://www.mmo-champion.com/threads/2104057-Zarna-Joshi-is-now-crowdfunding-because-of-Hugh-Mungus is forum thread which again aren't considered reliable sources. Neither are go fund me pages or individual tweets.©Geni (talk) 10:22, 8 November 2016 (UTC)

Given the context of the post, referring to YouTube videos and GoFundMe pages, those actually do provide proof that what the Wikipedia entry is claiming is 100% true. For example, when I say that a YouTube video was created on a certain date by a certain creator and refer to that video as proof, it is credible evidence that what I'm claiming is true (same with the GoFundMe page).I have edited several of the sources to be more reliable, and I believe it's a matter of opinion that Heat Street is not reliable. In this case I believe the opinion is wrong, because Heat Street provides links and videos that serve as proof to the claims made in the Wikipedia entry. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 2607:FEA8:5CA0:D4C:C030:63D8:48CE:6912 (talk) 10:26, 8 November 2016 (UTC)

We are talking about a wikipedia article not a forum post. Different standards apply. Specifically WP:RS. Forum posts, and self published youtube vids do not meet them. The rest runs into problems with the No original research Policy. That leaves you with Heat Street and that isn't a reliable source at the best of times and certianly isn't a reliable source for Biographies of living persons issues.©Geni (talk) 10:35, 8 November 2016 (UTC)

Upon some searching, both Heat Street and h3h3Productions' videos have been used as citation on other Wikipedia articles about this incident. Once the internet grabs a hold of this story, I will be able to replace the youtube links and twitter posts with articles about them. Once again, simply saying Heat Street is not reliable doesn't make that true; the articles I've cited from Heat Street are indeed reliable sources on this topic/incident. This happened only hours ago, so primary sources are really the only source at the moment. I didn't realize Wikipedia was against primary sources of information, which seems odd to me considering the citation leads readers directly to the source and provides ample evidence that what the Wikipedia entry is saying is indeed true.

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A new user right for New Page Patrollers[edit]

Hi Geni.

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.

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If you have any questions about this user right, don't hesitate to join us at WT:NPR. (Sent to all admins).MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 13:47, 15 November 2016 (UTC)

ArbCom Elections 2016: Voting now open![edit]

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Wikispecies[edit]

WS is now slowly developing with less conflicts. I guess you have moved away to other things, but would kindly like to ask you to support with vote here, so we can reach the 25 votes minimum rule in order to be able to get local Checkusers, and get a local policy for CU, which will be the first step of developing more local solutions on WS. Dan Koehl (talk) 22:06, 8 February 2017 (UTC)

Union Jack[edit]

Hi Geni. You changed Breitbart and another source to the FT which is subscription only. I replaced it, not in disputation but so that the story could be understood by those who can't access the FT site. The story looks to be uncontroversial and reported in a straight forward way. Clearly you don't like Breitbart (though I confess I can't see any problems with this article), would you perhaps expand the wiki page then so that it can be understood without needing to read the FT site? At the moment it reads like a bit of trivia. I'd have raised this on the article's talk page, but I wouldn't want to publicly criticise and admin or an editor of your standing. Regards, Martin of Sheffield (talk) 09:18, 10 February 2017 (UTC)