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- 1 info about me on my wikipedia
- 2 Extended confirmed protection
- 3 Two-Factor Authentication now available for admins
- 4 A new user right for New Page Patrollers
- 5 ArbCom Elections 2016: Voting now open!
- 6 Administrators' newsletter - February 2017
- 7 Wikipedia:THEMOREUSELESSCRAPTHEREISATTHETOPOFAPAGETHELESSLIKELYITISTHATANYONEWILLREADANYOFIT listed at Redirects for discussion
- 8 Fair Use in Australia discussion
- 9 FWord pointers
- 10 Aisleyne Horgan-Wallace
- 11 Doctor Colette Green listed at Redirects for discussion
- 12 ArbCom 2017 election voter message
- 13 Ashish Vidyarthi page
info about me on my wikipedia
if there is something i want omitted on my wiki can it be removed, i know it is supposed to be factual but my whole life story doesn't have to appear as there are plenty of things that i have done and currently do that dont appear on there? — Preceding unsigned comment added by 188.8.131.52 (talk) 17:35, 9 April 2016 (UTC)
- @184.108.40.206: Hello and welcome to Wikipedia. Wikipedia's autobiography content guideline states that editing a biography about yourself is acceptable only if you are removing unambiguous vandalism or clear-cut and serious violations of our biography of living persons policy. I restored your deletions because you removed sourced information that does not appear to be controversial; it was information about time spent with WWE and on Big Brother UK. You're welcome to get the opinions of others by posting to the article's talk page at Talk:Jemma Palmer as a start. --Geniac (talk) 20:44, 9 April 2016 (UTC)
Extended confirmed protection
Two-Factor Authentication now available for admins
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A new user right for New Page Patrollers
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 However,due to the complexity of the rollout, some rights may have been accorded that may later need to be withdrawn, so some help will still be needed to some extent when discovering wrongly applied deletion tags or inappropriate pages that escape the attention of less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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13:37, 1 February 2017 (UTC)
Wikipedia:THEMOREUSELESSCRAPTHEREISATTHETOPOFAPAGETHELESSLIKELYITISTHATANYONEWILLREADANYOFIT listed at Redirects for discussion
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What does this mean? I did a search on Wikipedia and found nothing. I'd like to keep it on the F word disambiguation page but red links are not allowed and I can't find anything to link it to.— Vchimpanzee • talk • contributions • 16:16, 26 June 2017 (UTC)
- @Vchimpanzee: Sorry, I have no idea what FWord pointers are. The only info I can find is this Q&A post. --Geniac (talk) 03:51, 30 June 2017 (UTC)
With regard to your deleting Aisleyne's date of birth details from her page. I see that the information page that you linked to WP:SELFSOURCE says that "Self-published or questionable sources may be used as sources of information about themselves, especially in articles about themselves, without the requirement that they be published experts in the field, so long as the following criteria are met: There is no reasonable doubt as to its authenticity." In this case I think it's perfectly reasonable to use either IMDb or her own website as a source of her date of birth, as there is no doubt that it is correct. I could post a link to a scan of an out of date passport, as a reference for DoB, but don't see why that should be required? Ianbaxter43 (talk) 16:42, 6 September 2017 (UTC)
- @Ianbaxter43: In my edit summary, I did not link to WP:SELFSOURCE, which yes, does say what you quoted above. I linked to WP:IMDBREF, which states that "Content from websites whose content is largely user-generated is also generally unacceptable." and gives IMDb as an example of a site with user-generated content. Yes, it would be reasonable to cite her own website as a source of her date of birth. However, her date of birth was not referenced to any website, let alone her own website. Posting a link to a scan of an out of date passport may or may not be okay, depending on which website has published that scan. The OK! magazine reference seems fine. There was a discussion at Wikipedia:Reliable sources/Noticeboard/Archive 225#Okay magazine about its reliability, but that discussion seems to have ended with no clear result. --Geniac (talk) 21:17, 11 September 2017 (UTC)
Doctor Colette Green listed at Redirects for discussion
An editor has asked for a discussion to address the redirect Doctor Colette Green. Since you had some involvement with the Doctor Colette Green redirect, you might want to participate in the redirect discussion if you have not already done so. Lordtobi (✉) 19:43, 23 September 2017 (UTC)
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Ashish Vidyarthi page
I appreciate your edits based on references. But please check the reference I have used, its an interview with Ashish in which he himself says that he was born in Delhi in 1965. Please change them back to what I had mentioned earlier.
- @Mrinalini Mishra: No, I currently have no plans to change the date of birth. If you wish to request an edit to the Ashish Vidyarthi page, you are welcome to request an edit on the article's Talk page. See Template:Request edit#How to use. Are you being paid to edit Wikipedia? Please see Wikipedia:Paid-contribution disclosure. --Geniac (talk) 11:46, 3 August 2018 (UTC)