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"Wikipedia's articles are no place for strong views. Or rather, we feel about strong views the way that a natural history museum feels about tigers. We admire them and want our visitors to see how fierce and clever they are, so we stuff them and mount them for close inspection. We put up all sorts of carefully worded signs to get people to appreciate them as much as we do. But however much we adore tigers, a live tiger loose in the museum is seen as an urgent problem." --WP:TIGER

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Only 995043343 articles left until our billionth article![edit]

We are only 995043343 articles away from our 1,000,000,000th article... --Guy Macon


I just saw your "1AM" essay, and I liked it very much. Thanks for writing it! --Tryptofish (talk) 22:47, 24 July 2015 (UTC)

  • @Tryptofish: - didn't he do a great job with that? I've used it a number of times since I first saw it. GregJackP Boomer! 23:44, 24 July 2015 (UTC)
Agreed! --Tryptofish (talk) 23:45, 24 July 2015 (UTC)
I really appreciate that. Usually it's those who don't like what you are doing who make a point of letting you know about it and I brace myself when I see the "you have a new message" notice. You really made my day. --Guy Macon (talk) 03:02, 25 July 2015 (UTC)
Generally agreed, too. It's a helpful summary.  — SMcCandlish ¢ ≽ʌⱷ҅ʌ≼  00:39, 5 August 2015 (UTC)


Misplaced comment moved to Wikipedia:Miscellany for deletion/Draft:Edna Marie O'Dowd (2nd nomination). Please join the conversation there. Not Here. This is the wrong place to comment on an AfD. --Guy Macon (talk) 17:37, 4 August 2015 (UTC)

RfA for Liz[edit]

Sorry Guy, I reverted as it has been archived. CassiantoTalk 19:03, 4 August 2015 (UTC)

Thanks! I posted my !vote, noticed the yellow background, and went back to self-revert only to see that you beat me to the punch. Thanks for fixing my error. --Guy Macon (talk) 19:07, 4 August 2015 (UTC)
It's a feeling we have all experienced! Like sending a text message to the wrong person and then trying frantically to cancel it en route! Oh bugger, I've just told my boss I love him! CassiantoTalk 19:09, 4 August 2015 (UTC)
My wires also got crossed there for a second Face-grin.svg Guy, I mentioned in my message that there's a late support thread in the RFA's talk page, perhaps that's the place to comment instead. Not sure if the 'crats will take those into consideration. §FreeRangeFrogcroak 19:13, 4 August 2015 (UTC)

Re: "anti-gnome 'content creators get a free pass' cool-aid"[edit]

You might want to re-read that RfA's opposes more closely. No one proposed any such "free pass"; rather, actually being here to work on the encyclopedia, not just participate in its subculture, is one among many important criteria a lot of editors want to see from admin candidates. A:B → B:A is not valid logic. Not passing someone because they're missing one criterion does not equate to passing anyone who does fulfill it, since there are other criteria. And many of the editors with such a criterion in mind are WP:GNOMEs. While I did see a few people expect to see some FAs, that doesn't appear to be a majority viewpoint, and my own comment there made it clear that I accept, indeed encourage, gnoming as valid content-editing experience; even GregJackP agreed with that. Habitually wading into talkpage and noticeboard fights that don't concern you isn't gnoming, it's drama-mongering.  — SMcCandlish ¢ ≽ʌⱷ҅ʌ≼  22:56, 4 August 2015 (UTC)

SMcCandlish, quit doing that. I can't take it! If you continue to post stuff that I agree with, my whole self-image will be shot. Oh, wait...
Seriously, what Stanton said is right. I prefer to see an FA or two GAs, but there are always other ways to show content creation ability, and what content creation does is show a knowledge of policy, ability to work with others (at least on articles), etc. I know that admins don't need to be able to create content, but they have to be able to understand and support content creators, and to keep the riff-raff away. Regards, GregJackP Boomer! 23:48, 4 August 2015 (UTC)
LOL.  — SMcCandlish ¢ ≽ʌⱷ҅ʌ≼  00:29, 5 August 2015 (UTC)

Request for comment[edit]

An editor has asked for a discussion on the deprecation of Template:English variant notice. Since you've had some involvement with the English variant notice template, you might want to participate in the discussion if you have not already done so.Godsy(TALKCONT) 07:08, 14 August 2015 (UTC)

Greek statue from 110 BCE of a girl showing her mom a laptop computer[edit]

Greek statue from 110 BCE of a girl showing her mom a laptop computer

--Guy Macon (talk) 09:44, 14 August 2015 (UTC)

A pet for your girl: Mexican ceramic skateboarding dog from A.D. 450-650[edit]

Skateboarding dog, Mexico, A.D. 450-650

Bishonen | talk 10:11, 14 August 2015 (UTC).

Wow. I bet Britannica doesn't have an article on skateboarding dogs... --Guy Macon (talk) 15:59, 14 August 2015 (UTC)

Why are you reverting?[edit]

The two users who are reverting my edits on Ghulam Ahmed Pervez are removing counter-arguments to their points of view which are cited. This is against NPOV. The "differing opinions" section I created highlights both sides of the issue, they want it deleted, even though it contains citations and sourced material. They also claim my edits are "promotional" (referring to the major ideas section) when that is not true. e.g. Go to Max Weber's page and there you will find his ideas sourced from his own work. How is this any different? I'm reverting your edit. If you don't agree, please state your case on the talk page or contribute your opinion to the escalation on the administration page where the escalation is currently posted on this issue. Thanks. Code16 (talk) 16:18, 29 August 2015 (UTC)

That's not how Wikipedia works. You made an edit, your edit was reverted, and according to our rules which are clearly explained at WP:BRD, WP:TALKDONTREVERT, and WP:EW, the article stays in its previous state while the two of you discuss the issue on the article talk page. If you continue to edit war, you are likely to have your editing privileges revoked. --Guy Macon (talk) 16:36, 29 August 2015 (UTC)

Thank you!![edit]

Barnstar Typo Team.png The Typo Team Barnstar
Thank you Thank you Thank you Thank you for your WP:FIX work. At least I'm not the only 'crazy' one, haha!

(as for content disputes, why do you think I stick to it!) Sct72 (talk) 17:22, 29 August 2015 (UTC)

WP:FIX idea[edit]

As we seem to be the primary editors on WP:FIX, howsabout you and I work on the longer typo lists, and leave the ones that have less than 100 errors to any newer people - to kind of allow them to 'get their feet wet'? What do you think? :) Sct72 (talk) 18:05, 29 August 2015 (UTC)

Excellent idea! Agreed. Another idea (maybe good, maybe bad): I was also thinking that whenever we get a new database dump, we might want to put something like "help needed" in place of our names. Don't you just hate it when the paparazzi follow you around because you are a famous Wikipedia typo fixer? :) --Guy Macon (talk) 18:22, 29 August 2015 (UTC)