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Developing yet another countervandalism collaboration tool[edit]

Hi. I see that you are actively reverting vandalism. Would you be interested to give it a test run to a a Web 2.0 countervandalism collaboration tool that I develop? It's here: http://wpcvn.com/ The site is supposed to be intuitive. Can you try using it, patrol a few recent changes and give me some feedback? --Dc987 (talk) 04:42, 30 May 2010 (UTC)

Very cool tool... would be nice to have the option of setting the links to go to the wikimedia secure server maybe? Oh and a scrollbar... or am I just missing it? Gz33 (talk) 07:58, 30 May 2010 (UTC)

I guess 'use https links' could be an option. Would you be willing to submit a patch ;) ?
Scrolling. Uh. That's tough. Currently there is only pagination+filtering+sorting. But it looks like supporting scrolling is pretty much unavoidable. I'll see what I can do. --Dc987 (talk) 23:25, 30 May 2010 (UTC)
Patch? Would but university's keeping me too busy sorry :( . I don't see this as too urgent an issue though as I doubt many other users are paranoid enough to use wikipedia https.
The scrolling likely will be though as I doubt there are many screens out there which will actually be able to fit 100 edits on one page lol.
On another note... It's my birthday yay!!!
Good luck. ♠Gz33 (talk) 09:49, 31 May 2010 (UTC)♠

Welcome[edit]

Hello Gz33, and welcome to Wikipedia. I hope that you have enjoyed contributing and want to stick around. Here are some tips to help you get started:

If you need any more information, plenty of help is available - check out Wikipedia:Questions; ask your question here and attract help with the code {{helpme}}; or leave me a message on my talk page explaining your problem and I will help as best as I can. Again, welcome! strdst_grl (call me Stardust) 15:16, 15 June 2010 (UTC)

Thanks!♠Gz33 (talk) 15:41, 15 June 2010 (UTC)♠
{{helpme}}I'm planning to recreate a previously deleted article but cant find its discussion any more. any tips? Thanks gz33 (talk) 17:36, 21 June 2010 (UTC)
Search for the name of the article (in quotes if two words) with the Wikipedia search, and then click 'advanced', and look on user talk pages - you might find the CSD/PROD/AfD notification, which might lead to a connection. Or search 'everything' and look around for it. You could try AfD archives too, Wikipedia:AFD#Search AfD discussions.
If you know the name, if you go to the (non-existent) article page, the log at the top should say who deleted it, and why. That may lead to something.
Google search can help, too - on terms you think were in it.
Hope that helps; if you need more specific help, tell me what it is and I'll look for it. Chzz  ►  17:43, 21 June 2010 (UTC)
I'm an admin so if you give me the exact page title, I can check the history for you and find out why it was deleted. :) HJ Mitchell | Penny for your thoughts? 17:44, 21 June 2010 (UTC)
Thanks! These Four Walls(band) Was the title I'm reasonably sure. The link to the deletion discussion is no longer there, nor does it even mention the deletion any more. I do remember that it was because of notability but I would like to see the actual discussion and possibly find whatever indication(if any) of notability the original article gave.gz33 (talk) 17:52, 21 June 2010 (UTC)
Got it. It was These Four Walls (band) (with a space). It was speedily deleted under A7 ({{db-band}}). The content was:

These Four Walls is a rock band, from the North Shore in Auckland, New Zealand. Formed by Gray Vickers and Stephen Gibb in 2004, who met as a result of an online advertisement posted by Gray, who was looking to work with a singer.

The band released their debut album Down Falls An Empire on September 14, 2009. It was ranked #22 on the Top40 album charts.

--I'll allow you to decide for yourself if you think it's worth re-creating. :) I don't deal with A7, but if you need anything else, just ask. Best, HJ Mitchell | Penny for your thoughts? 18:06, 21 June 2010 (UTC)

Oh it had a space... that explains it. Thanks! Good I should be able improve on than that. Now I best get writing... gz33 (talk) 18:21, 21 June 2010 (UTC)

You are now a Reviewer[edit]

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Thanks gz33 (talk) 01:10, 21 June 2010 (UTC)

Habba syndrome[edit]

It appears the consensus was merge. I am not sure how it ending up being delete. It appears that the last comments were from someone unfamiliar with the medical literature. Uptodate is indeed a reliable secondary source. Doc James (talk · contribs · email) 21:14, 24 June 2010 (UTC)

Fair enough, a note should probably be made on the page it is merged to though that it is not universally accepted, or that it is a proposed cause, given the sparse amount of coverage it has received. Especially since the only mention of UpToDate in WP:MEDRS suggests it be used more as a guide to assess the importance of the literature it refers to, not as a primary source. In the end it's still referring to the same letter to the editor, and only really in saying that a connection "has been described" really only means it is agreed that Dr Habba has described it, not even that he believes it, or that anyone else does for that matter. This isn't to say that they don't, just that we can't reliably say they do. Having a reliable source that says that someone has described elephants as pink doesn't mean this is true. It could be an opinion, a lie, insanity, all of the above or none of the above. Note this doesn't mean I am insinuating Dr Habba is right or wrong, merely that neither can be confirmed. gz33 (talk) 04:37, 26 June 2010 (UTC)

Morris Dees[edit]

Morris Dees and the SPLC discriminate against white people. I am a Neo Confederate and proud! The SPLC is a HATE group that does not allow people there OWN opinion and protect there own property.

See WP:Neutral_point_of_view/FAQ#Morally_offensive_views. gz33 (talk) 22:22, 10 July 2010 (UTC)

NFSU2[edit]

FYI, Caleb Reece's gang in Underground 2 is called The Wraiths. Some joker or jokers keep putting "Street Reapers" in there. They obviously haven't played the game as Rachel Teller specifically mentions "The Wraiths" by name in a cutscene. (SnakeEyesNinja (talk) 03:54, 2 July 2010 (UTC))

So fix it. I'm not an admin so there's not really much I can do about it that you can't, but if I see any vandalism on that or any other page I'll revert it. Oh and please don't blank pages to get peoples attention. Cheers, gz33 (talk) 06:39, 2 July 2010 (UTC)

Thank you[edit]

Thank you for your prompt action. Take care. Dr.K. λogosπraxis 01:09, 11 July 2010 (UTC)

Your welcome. Happy to help! gz33 (talk) 01:13, 11 July 2010 (UTC)
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CSD of Minnesota Math and Science Academy[edit]

Hi! Thanks for drawing my attention to Minnesota Math and Science Academy. I didn't delete the article, as it wasn't a newly created attack page, but a vandalised article. I have reverted to the last decent version of the article. It's always best before nominating an article for any form of deletion to check whether or not there are any previous decent versions that can be reverted to. If someone has vandalised in such a way that their revision needs deleting, it can be requested at WP:OVERSIGHT. Thanks for your help in fighting the vandals! Stephen! Coming... 09:23, 14 July 2010 (UTC)

Your welcome. I tried to find a good version to revert to but couldn't as it seems there have only been promotional toned versions of the article, negative revisions and stub sized ones. One things for certain, a rewrite is needed to correct the current promotional tone. Unfortunately seems to be a common case with school articles, people seem to all have an opinion on them (which is fair enough, but not appropriate for an encyclopedia). gz33 (talk) 09:50, 14 July 2010 (UTC)
Sorry that took so long, the edit filters didn't like me for some reason... gz33 (talk) 09:52, 14 July 2010 (UTC)
Not to worry; the edit filters have been playing up. I tried (and failed) to post a warning on the article vandal's page, but it wouldn't let me. Turns out I'm one of many people suffering this problem. Have a look at Wikipedia:Edit filter/False positives/Reports#Group of errors triggered by a mistake. Stephen! Coming... 11:50, 14 July 2010 (UTC)
Yeah I looked up what I tripped and apparently it thought I was telling a your mum joke/insult. I'll just edit the article for NPOV then. gz33 (talk) 12:35, 14 July 2010 (UTC)
Just a quick question: how would you recommend handling this? I reverted it but would this be better handled as spam, or copyvio as it appears to be both since it was copied directly from the school's promotional website and repeats what's already in the article anyway. gz33 (talk) 23:08, 14 July 2010 (UTC)
Reverting it was perfectly fine, and for the reasons given in the edit summary. I wouldn't have done anything differently at all. As for wondering if you had inadvertantly done a "your mum" joke, if you had I wouldn't have been upset as my Mum is quite open minded and has a good sense of humour. Stephen! Coming... 09:21, 15 July 2010 (UTC)

article on the International Organization of La Francophonie[edit]

Hello. I'm working on the article of the International Organization of La Francophonie. I have to modify it for school. I don't understand why it has been tagged for deletion. I'm adding some content to the existent one. Can you help me ? Thanks! —Preceding unsigned comment added by Ornebua (talkcontribs) 11:48, 4 May 2011 (UTC)

Hi. Sorry about that. It was because there was no content in the article apart from the link. I didn't realise you were trying to make a redirect. Someone fixed it anyway.gz33 (talk) 12:18, 4 May 2011 (UTC)
Oh, and you might want to look at this. Good luck! gz33 (talk) 12:23, 4 May 2011 (UTC)

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Happy First Edit Day[edit]

Just a quick note to thank you for taking good care of Wikipedia. :) Mokapantages (talk) 00:16, 26 May 2011 (UTC)

Thanks! :) gz33 (talk) 00:59, 26 May 2011 (UTC)

Awards[edit]

I award this Barnstar to Gz33 for heroic work fighting vandals and for protecting my user page. Thank you!


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Glad to help! Thanks for the Barnstar :) gz33 (talk) 09:57, 26 May 2011 (UTC)

You deserve this[edit]

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For your work at combatting the troll vandalism on Internet slang and Ferdinand Marcos , often right as I was getting there to help. RA0808 (talk) 15:14, 27 May 2011 (UTC)
Thanks! You've been doing some great work yourself. At first when I saw the "you have new messages" thing I thought it must be a retaliation à la the last few edits to my talk haha. gz33 (talk) 16:26, 27 May 2011 (UTC)

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Thanks for your fast reaction! All best! --WhiteWriter speaks 16:41, 28 May 2011 (UTC)
You're welcome, I'm always happy to help! gz33 (talk) 17:00, 28 May 2011 (UTC)

sorry[edit]

I edited cesar milans page I did not believe it actually would work and was curious to how you actually controlled or maintained editing. Do you have job openings? — Preceding unsigned comment added by 71.65.97.69 (talk) 17:12, 28 May 2011 (UTC)

That's okay, just as long as you don't continue to make edits like that one. Wikipedia is non-profit and is written, edited, maintained, and almost completely operated by volunteers. It is operated by a private, privately funded, non-profit foundation called the Wikimedia Foundation. They have a list of job openings here. I don't represent them in any way, either; nor do I represent Wikipedia. I'm just another editor. gz33 (talk) 17:32, 28 May 2011 (UTC)

Happy Birthday[edit]

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Editor review[edit]

Hi. You might find this helpful. You can also leave a note on its talk page if you think it can be improved. --Kudpung กุดผึ้ง (talk) 11:02, 31 May 2011 (UTC)

Thanks, I'm having a look now. I've read through the admin's reading list, guide to rfa etc before. I'm not really planning on an RFA anytime soon, though. I was mainly just looking for some feedback, as with any editor review. Oh and sorry for the late reply, I've had university exams this and last week and before that I was busy with study. gz33 (talk) 05:58, 20 June 2011 (UTC)

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Nomination for deletion of Template:ARK Music Factory[edit]

Ambox warning pn.svgTemplate:ARK Music Factory has been nominated for deletion. You are invited to comment on the discussion at the template's entry on the Templates for discussion page. Jrcla2 (talk) 12:47, 2 June 2011 (UTC)

Nevermind – I've withdrawn my nomination. Jrcla2 (talk) 13:11, 2 June 2011 (UTC)

Account deletion request[edit]

can you delete this account,plz — Preceding unsigned comment added by Andy iReward (talkcontribs) 01:56, 16 June 2011 (UTC)

Wikipedia user accounts cannot be deleted. See here gz33 (talk) 05:58, 20 June 2011 (UTC)

Completely new abortion proposal and mediation[edit]

In light of the seemingly endless disputes over their respective titles, a neutral mediator has crafted a proposal to rename the two major abortion articles (pro-life/anti-abortion movement, and pro-choice/abortion rights movement) to completely new names. The idea, which is located here, is currently open for opinions. As you have been a contributor in the past to at least one of the articles, your thoughts on the matter would be appreciated.

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Happy First Edit Day[edit]

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Happy Birthday Gz33[edit]

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Request for comment[edit]

Hello Gz33, I'm here onbehalf of WP:ORPHAN in which you are also a participant. So, we want your opinion to a WP:ORPHAN related matter. It is a proposal by Technical 13. Please have a look here. Your opinion (i.e support, oppose etc) are very much appreciated there. Thank you. By Jim Cartar through MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 03:02, 6 April 2014 (UTC)

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deOrphaning script[edit]

Hello everyone! I was just working on responding to a couple bug reports for a script that I worked up as part of a request from this project, and I noticed that only a couple people (who weren't even on this mailing list) are actually using the script. A little history on the script: In March of 2014, Jim Cartar came to my user talk page and said he needed some help in acquiring a script for a backlog drive that he was working on that could keep track of and score deOrphanings for a scored backlog drive. I took that request to the project's talk page (BackLog Drive "DO" (De-Orphaning) script proposal) and there was near unanimous support for this. I thought about the proposal and decided the best way to do it was to build a new script (which is still no where near as comprehensive as Manishearth's OrphanTabs) and build into it a mechanism that will make BLD scoring easy.

What I'm wondering at this point is, since there appears to be only two people using the script, should I continue to develop this script with a goal of using it for scoring BLDs or just debug the existing script and leave it at that. Thanks for any replies or comments.

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Happy Birthday[edit]

All the best: Rich Farmbrough19:40, 31 May 2015 (UTC).