User talk:Geometry guy

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Welcome to my (rather minimalist) user and user talk page: please leave comments, questions, complaints, or just general chat below. Please provide direct links to issues you raise. I am contributing rather sporadically at present and can't promise to reply, but if I do I will reply here: if I take a while and it is important, I will drop a note on your talk page.

Seasonal good wishes[edit]

'Tis the season to be merry, but let us not forget the reason for the season: the 23.4 degrees tilt of the axis of the earth to the plane of its orbit - may we be thankful for this delightful angle. And to everyone on Wikipedia, I wish you a very cool Yule! (Or, for those in the south, a very warm-hearted one.)

If yer ever gonna come back, I could use help with my massive rewrite of Bengal famine of 1943. If not, then may the God whom I passionately believe in but for you is probably an outcome of evolutionary pressures that spur people to hope against hope grant you all possible blessings during this Holiday season. :-). Best and warmest wishes always  Lingzhi ♦ (talk) 03:53, 25 December 2016 (UTC)
Thanks for the warm wishes as always Lingzhi, and Happy Occidental New Year! If I can find the divine in the tilt of the axis of the earth, I'm not going to begrudge anyone who finds it anywhere else. Warmest wishes in return. Geometry guy 01:45, 5 January 2017 (UTC)

Season's Greetings[edit]

Artsy Christmas Tree 3.jpg Merry Christmas, Happy New Year, and all the best in 2017! Yours, Ruhrfisch ><>°° 17:05, 25 December 2016 (UTC)
Thanks Ruhrfisch, and Happy New Year to you also. Your kindness (and indeed forgiveness) means a lot to me. Geometry guy 01:45, 5 January 2017 (UTC)

Workshopping an RfC on the admin inactivity policy[edit]

  • A discussion is underway to workshop proposals to amend the administrator inactivity policy.  Lingzhi ♦ (talk) 15:01, 4 January 2017 (UTC)
    Sigh. One of the key skills in being a Wikipedia administrator is avoiding using the tools. Feel free (anyone) to quote me on that, but I fear Wikipedia has lost its way too much for such observations to make any difference. Geometry guy 01:45, 5 January 2017 (UTC)
    define "Wikipedia". I don't give a flying fart about all those admin guys; I just wanna improve articles so that people in the world can see them (as mentioned on my user page, with its currently grim image). As for example, our article on Bengal famine of 1943 doesn't just suck, it sucks in a sucky manner of sucking. But don't tell anyone I said that.  Lingzhi ♦ (talk) 01:55, 5 January 2017 (UTC)

Administrators' newsletter - February 2017[edit]

News and updates for administrators from the past month (January 2017). This first issue is being sent out to all administrators, if you wish to keep receiving it please subscribe. Your feedback is welcomed.

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  • When performing some administrative actions the reason field briefly gave suggestions as text was typed. This change has since been reverted so that issues with the implementation can be addressed. (T34950)
  • Following the latest RfC concluding that Pending Changes 2 should not be used on the English Wikipedia, an RfC closed with consensus to remove the options for using it from the page protection interface, a change which has now been made. (T156448)
  • The Foundation has announced a new community health initiative to combat harassment. This should bring numerous improvements to tools for admins and CheckUsers in 2017.

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  • JohnCD (John Cameron Deas) passed away on 30 December 2016. John began editing Wikipedia seriously during 2007 and became an administrator in November 2009.

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