User talk:Graham87

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That IP...[edit]

...was there an account/SPI connected to it? Drmies (talk) 02:10, 1 March 2017 (UTC)

@Drmies: The fact that Greenapple220 posted on its talk page is reeeeeeeeally weird. There were no anonymous contributions to the range that weren't connected to the thread you replied to before. It's a /64, so it's just one residence/business/whatever. Graham87 02:13, 1 March 2017 (UTC)
OK--thanks. Greenapple is claiming to be like some major sock artist. Either that or their English is paltry. Drmies (talk) 02:26, 1 March 2017 (UTC)
I'm reading about you--you're famous! Awesome. Drmies (talk) 01:16, 8 March 2017 (UTC)
Or infamous ... depends who you ask. :-) Graham87 01:49, 8 March 2017 (UTC)
I'm an arb, man--I don't have to ask anyone! Seriously, kudos--and thank you for your long service to the project. Drmies (talk) 02:02, 8 March 2017 (UTC)

Fair Use in Australia discussion[edit]

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trust speech translates the title well enough... trust you have patience looks like there is going to be a long night of never edited before enthusiasts making a mess over the predictable articles... sigh.... JarrahTree 13:07, 11 March 2017 (UTC)

article guenter mokulys[edit]

Hi Graham. Thanks for importing the article but I cant find it in my sandbox. Do I make a mistake?AmienDaouiji (talk) 11:26, 18 March 2017 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Requests for page importation#Import of shq:Lektor (Universität) to Lektor uiversitar[edit]

I told Lajmetarja on sq:WP, how to handle. AVS (talk) 13:41, 20 March 2017 (UTC)

A beer for you![edit]

Export hell seidel steiner.png For your valuable help! Magioladitis (talk) 12:39, 24 March 2017 (UTC)


Not an admin. So 'see this link admin only' wont work for me ;) Not that I need to see it, took me five mins to spot exactly how it was done, and the problem with it. Only in death does duty end (talk) 13:47, 24 March 2017 (UTC)

@Only in death: Yeah, true ... my link just laid it out more clearly by enumerating each page with the number of deleted revisions in each. Graham87 13:52, 24 March 2017 (UTC)

Please help if possible[edit]

Hello, Graham! My name is Juliana Marques and I am a professor of History in a Brazilian university. I have been teaching my students to edit and improve Portuguese Wikipedia for some years now, and on my current class I have a visually impaired student (she has become totally blind in recent years). We had our first class last week and so far I have been a bit clueless to help her learn how to edit. She uses DOSVOX (JAWS is too expensive!) to read the pages, but I wonder if there is any special tool or trick she can use to learn the codes and navigate through the editing page. Now, she is not particularly tech savvy, but I would still like her to be able to participate in the course and not be totally reliant on the Campus Ambassador that is helping me. From what I figured from a Signpost article with you that I have read, you use a regular notepad to write the article with the wiki code and transfer later to the editing window, is that so? If you have any tips or feedback to help us, it would be very much appreciated. Thanks! Domusaurea (talk) 22:26, 26 March 2017 (UTC)

Undelete request Talk:The Lion has Many Ears[edit]

Would you mind undeleting the history of Talk:The Lion has Many Ears, you can leave it behind the project banners. Siuenti (talk) 12:30, 29 March 2017 (UTC)

Misspelling of Biography[edit]

Hi, as you know, it's not often that I find spelling mistakes of yours - but I just found and fixed four, all different, yet all being misspellings of the same word. --Redrose64 🌹 (talk) 22:11, 30 March 2017 (UTC)

@Redrose64: Ah yes, thanks for correcting those. As I said before, I'm not the best typist, hehehe. Graham87 00:48, 31 March 2017 (UTC)

Reverted move[edit]

I found this one recently moved to project space and reverted it(redirect suppressed) because it was not appropriate for there. He now moved it to article space(I still believe it is not appropriate for there either). Can you take a look?--Kostas20142 (talk) 12:49, 18 April 2017 (UTC)


A chunk of IPs you blocked as "Dog rapper vandal" belong at least partially to mobile phone carriers. I went to capitalize a proper noun and received the notification. <Darthkenobi0><talk> 21:55, 19 April 2017 (UTC) <Darthkenobi0><talk> 21:55, 19 April 2017 (UTC)

I have also experienced this. Endercase (talk) 18:19, 23 April 2017 (UTC)


Dear Mr Graham

Hope this email finds you well.

My name is Zein and I am an AU Masters student with visual impairment here in DC.

My group and I are working on an analysis on how wikipedia is accessible for people with visual impairments.

We would love to interview sometime this week or on the weekend if you are free on camera or through skype and ask you some questions about your experience as a wikipedia user/editor.

We appreciate your kind attention to this message.

Many Thanks

Zee — Preceding unsigned comment added by Zeinalmaha994 (talkcontribs) 20:15, 25 April 2017 (UTC)

Roger Federer chart[edit]

Since I understand you use a screen reader I'd like to propose a version of the query query I recently sent to several screen-reading software companies. The Roger Federer chart is probably the most complicated we have, Roger Federer's career timeline.

Does your reader work well with this chart? Is the key readable? The biggest concern is the separation on the left hand side between Grand Slam tournaments, Year-end championships, ATP World Tour Masters 1000, etc... Does your reader have any problem differentiating between these sections? I was told that your screen reader will get confused as it cannot know which previous headers still apply to parts of the table after the first one. But this info was mentioned many updates ago so this might only apply to old versions of screen-readers. If it still has major problems I would like to know. I thought I already asked this of the JAWS company and they said it had no issues these days, but perhaps it was another screen-reader company that told me this. I'll have to find my notes. Anyway, thanks for chiming in at the tennis talk page. Fyunck(click) (talk) 19:12, 30 April 2017 (UTC)

@Fyunck(click): Thanks for the note; the tables on that page sound fine to me. Graham87 01:43, 1 May 2017 (UTC)

Jonas Salk[edit]

Not sure why you chose to delete my addition to the Jonas Salk, I can think of no bigger honor than to be chosen to have your profile on a coin. Granted it was for the March of Dimes, but they could have chosen other people including the founder of the March of Dimes but chose Jonas Salk, whose discovery changed the entire focus of that organization and led to the elimination of polio from hundreds of countries. If you feel it more appropriate for March of Dimes then put it on that page as well, but I feel that if a stamp is included in his honors then the coin should be as well. All you have to do is go to the US Mint website to prove that the coin exists. (talk) 15:48, 1 May 2017 (UTC)

I did find external sources, but ... Wikipedia doesn't have an article about the coin or any mention of that issue, and it has remarkably comprehensive numismatics coverage. And mentioning it in Salk's article would also detail mentioning it in Roosevelt's, which would be very hard without disrupting the flow of the page. Graham87 16:11, 1 May 2017 (UTC)
the march of Dimes coin is listed under modern united states commemorative coins in wikipedia, not concerned with the flow of the Roosevelt page, I feel it deserves mention on the Jonas Salk page, where it easily fits in his list of honors. Just because it doesn't fit on one page should negate it being listed on another. Roosevelt has been on a coin since 1946, but this is Dr. Salk's only honor in this area. Will check the March of Dimes page as it probably should be listed there as well [I know that it isn't there either]. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 16:58, 1 May 2017 (UTC)
it can be easily added to the Roosevelt page, it mentions him being put on the dime and mentions the March of Dimes in the same sentence, another sentence could be added referring to the new coin for the March of dimes with his profile and that of Jonas. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 17:21, 1 May 2017 (UTC)
OK. Please read Help:Referencing for beginners and sign your comments on talk pages with four tildes "~~~~"). Indenting your comments would also be a good idea. Graham87 04:37, 2 May 2017 (UTC)

IP Blockage[edit]

Hello Sir,

It appears you have blocked some IPs that belong to T-Mobile, a mobile provider in the States. While I understand that some people with TMobile IP addresses may have vandalized Wikipedia in the past, this move is overkill, and can detract from potential future contributions. I just had a buddy who tried to create an account via phone and could not do so because his phone's IP was blocked by you (he is anything but a vandal, I can assure, as phones IPs are randomly assigned and change at a moments notice). I'm open for future discussion regarding this matter, but would really appreciate some changes being made. Thanks for being awesome, Matt!

MatthewAwesome (talk) 17:27, 3 May 2017 (UTC)MatthewAwesomeMatthewAwesome (talk) 17:27, 3 May 2017 (UTC)

Thank you for being one of Wikipedia's top medical contributors![edit]

please help translate this message into your local language via meta
Wiki Project Med Foundation logo.svg The 2016 Cure Award
In 2016 you were one of the top ~200 medical editors across any language of Wikipedia. Thank you from Wiki Project Med Foundation for helping bring free, complete, accurate, up-to-date health information to the public. We really appreciate you and the vital work you do! Wiki Project Med Foundation is a user group whose mission is to improve our health content. Consider joining here, there are no associated costs.

Thanks again :-) -- Doc James along with the rest of the team at Wiki Project Med Foundation 18:08, 3 May 2017 (UTC)

Joan Benson edits[edit]

Hi, Graham87,

Thank you so much for your edits to Joan Benson's wikipedia page. I believe that you added a link to her website and also links to a couple of her performances.

I am a friend of Joan's. She had been concerned that her Wikipedia page did not adequately represent her international career, but she is quite pleased with the changes that you made. She's been able to let go of the sense that the page was something she still needed to address. This is quite a gift for you to give to a 92 year old. On her behalf, I thank you.

Silver WaterSilver Water (talk) 02:46, 6 May 2017 (UTC)

thanks for that[edit]

it is weird to think I was in PD mood in 2008 - and weird image title names - I am not sure that I want to leave the PD images in commons, I might actually remove them some day... trust all is well - cheers JarrahTree 15:14, 6 May 2017 (UTC)

The choice to remove images can be up for the uploader to request removal, from my understanding of the rules - JarrahTree 15:21, 6 May 2017 (UTC)

UTRS appeal #18351[edit]

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A user you have blocked has opened UTRS appeal #18351 on the Unblock Ticket Request System. The reviewing administrator, Just Chilling (talk · contribs), has requested your input:

discojedi97 (block logactive blocksglobal blocksautoblockscontribsdeleted contribsabuse filter logcreation logchange block settingsunblockcheckuser (log))

Time: May 23, 2017 21:09:28

Message: Hi, please see my question on the UTRS page.


  • If you do not have an account on UTRS, you may create one at the administrator registration interface.
  • Alternatively, you can respond here and indicate whether you are supportive or opposed to an unblock for this user and your rationale, if applicable.

--UTRSBot (talk) 21:09, 23 May 2017 (UTC)

@Just Chilling:I'm not sure if it's a screen reader issue, but I can't expand the messages to read them in full ... but I agree with the part of the message I can read by Kuru, saying that the user could've accidentally logged out. The fact that they're not autoconfirmed had nothing to do with their inability to edit. Regardless, the user made an edit after making that request, so they seem to be alright now. Graham87 02:44, 24 May 2017 (UTC)
Many thanks for yours, and Kuru's, very helpful comments. As a BTW clicking on "Logs for this request" should display the full text in a new window that scrolls when clicked in. Just Chilling (talk) 03:52, 24 May 2017 (UTC)
@Just Chilling: Thanks for the note; the problem with screen readers is that scrolling in to text is pretty much impossible with many of them (including the ones I use). I've opened an issue relating to this as issue 135. I've also opened issue 136 about the page titles. Graham87 04:43, 24 May 2017 (UTC)

Permission to delete overlink warning on User talk:Fleepis[edit]

Recently you posted a message on my talk page concerning overlinking. Is it ever okay to delete messages related to editing accidents, and if so, may I remove such posts from my talk page? After reading the linking guidelines I understand what I did wrong and believe that the issue has become irrelevant to display. Fleepis (talk) 12:10, 26 May 2017 (UTC)


had you ever encountered ? cool ancient history I say! JarrahTree 13:58, 26 May 2017 (UTC)