User talk:Mr. Stradivarius

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Extended confirmed protection[edit]

Padlock-blue.svg Hello, Mr. Stradivarius. This message is intended to notify administrators of important changes to the protection policy.

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:

  • Extended confirmed protection may only be used in cases where semi-protection has proven ineffective. It should not be used as a first resort.
  • A bot will post a notification at Wikipedia:Administrators' noticeboard of each use. MusikBot currently does this by updating a report, which is transcluded onto the noticeboard.
Please review the protection policy carefully before using this new level of protection on pages. Thank you.
This message was sent to the administrators' mass message list. To opt-out of future messages, please remove yourself from the list. 17:48, 23 September 2016 (UTC)

Nigeria Wiki Loves Women template[edit]

Hi, I seem to have got my wires crossed on what was wanted. Can you revert what ever you did and see exactly what Anthere wants, thanks.♦ Dr. Blofeld 19:13, 23 September 2016 (UTC)

@Dr. Blofeld: I only ever edited the template sandbox, so there isn't anything to revert. Is there a discussion somewhere about what the template needs to do? That would help me to get started. — Mr. Stradivarius ♪ talk ♪ 01:54, 24 September 2016 (UTC)
Hi, thanks for you help. Anthere might explain, there might be nothing to edit after all, I just thought she wanted a new assessment on the banner that's all!♦ Dr. Blofeld 06:49, 24 September 2016 (UTC)
Yeah; no problem Stradivarius.
I have sort of given up trying to get Shola to understand that tagging articles {{WikiProject Nigeria|WLWNG=yes}} is NOT the same thing than tagging them {{WikiProject Wiki Loves Women}}. I guess I will do the tagging myself from time to time or find someone to help do it. Or stop bothering entirely. I am not sure. I am in a "let it go" mood this morning ;) Anthere (talk)

New newsletter for Notifications[edit]


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All the best, Trizek (WMF) (talk) 10:51, 29 September 2016 (UTC)

Please consider reactivation at MedCom[edit]

This is being sent to you because you are listed as an emeritus member of MedCom and an examination of your contribution page suggests that you are still active at en-Wikipedia. MedCom is currently down to three or four active members (there are more than that on the active member list, but some of them have not edited Wikipedia in quite awhile). We have a current case awaiting a mediator which is receiving no response from the request for a mediator sent on the MedCom mailing list a couple of days ago, Wikipedia:Requests for mediation/Expulsion of Cham Albanians. Would you please consider reactivating your membership, taking that case, or both? If you're interested in doing so and are not still on the MedCom mailing list, please just let me know and I'll reactivate you and add you to the list. Best regards, TransporterMan (talk · contribs) 19:43, 5 October 2016 (UTC) (current MedCom chairperson)

Article on Arthur Cyrus Warner[edit]


I'm writing to see if there is a way to recover and/or replace the article that was deleted about Arthur Cyrus Warner. Could you please elaborate on the reason that it was deleted? What types of edits or additional information would we necessary to have the article reposted?

Thank you, WAP39 — Preceding unsigned comment added by WAP39 (talkcontribs) 16:27, 12 October 2016 (UTC)

@WAP39: I deleted the Arthur Cyrus Warner article because it was a repost of copyrighted material. Copyright violations are not allowed in any way on Wikipedia, so I can't restore it for you. (See Wikipedia:Copyright for more details on Wikipedia's copyright policies.) You can create a new article about Warner, however, as long as the text doesn't violate copyright, and as long as the article passes Wikipedia's content policies. For a brief overview of what is required to make a new Wikipedia article without it being deleted, see this help page. Best — Mr. Stradivarius ♪ talk ♪ 08:35, 16 October 2016 (UTC)



I was thinking... Would it be possible to create a script, that would automatically apply changes to article and then optionally open diff window? By automatically I mean this - I have an URL, let's say, something like<page title>&<script call>&<regex to replace>&<replacement string>. I open it and the magic happens. I can think of some reasons why such script would be a bad idea, but if used with great care and carefully, then... And it wouldn't save the page itself, so it probably would not violate too much policies :D No, the find->replace would be different (one-time) in most cases (that would be generated off-wiki), that's why using current f->r scripts would be so effecient. I would simply like to speed up things a little bit. Thoughts? --Edgars2007 (talk/contribs) 09:45, 14 October 2016 (UTC)

@Edgars2007: Sure, that's possible, although you'd have to make sure that its use complied with the bot policy. It sounds like it might be easier to use something like WP:AWB though? — Mr. Stradivarius ♪ talk ♪ 08:39, 16 October 2016 (UTC)

Protection banner on bhwiki[edit]

Hi Sir, I am from bh.wikipedia and I have protected some pages e.g. this one but {{pp-protected}} should give only padlock on the upper right corner while on our wiki it shows full banner. Would you like to guide me regarding this. I am unable to understand why this is happening.--SM7--talk-- 20:27, 16 October 2016 (UTC)

Tech News: 2016-10[edit]

Tech News: 2016-42[edit]

16:42, 17 October 2016 (UTC)

Please comment on Wikipedia:Deferred changes/Request for comment 2016[edit]

The feedback request service is asking for participation in this request for comment on Wikipedia:Deferred changes/Request for comment 2016. Legobot (talk) 04:30, 20 October 2016 (UTC)