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15 July 2017

Arbitration clarification request archived[edit]

The GamerGate arbitration clarification request of June 2017, which you were listed as a party to, has been closed and archived. For the Arbitration Committee, Kevin (aka L235 · t · c) 06:40, 2 July 2017 (UTC)

Red to Blue[edit]

What do you think about making this page blue? — xaosflux Talk 14:21, 16 July 2017 (UTC)

See February Optional Poll
Honestly, I think I'd be stellar with the tools, and make limited, but good use of the bit. As far as an RFA goes, I think it'd be a 65/35 no-consensus shitshow. I do things in contentious areas, I'm direct, I [usually] favour action over idleness, and I don't put up with bullshit regardless of 'standing' in the community [I've gone after admins and other bigshots in the community, just as I've gone after sockpuppets and oversight-levels of harassers], which means I've stepped on more than one set of toes. The question in that RfA won't be "Would Headbomb make good use of the tools / abuse them?" but rather some type of "Headbomb clashed with others in the past, he doesn't have the right temperament" mud-slinging contest, with people debating whether or not I tick enough boxes for whatever the requirements-du-jour at RfA are, with liberal amounts of quote-mining / shoehorning my words into whatever axe the !voter has to grind. Eons ago, the big thing was edit summary usage, then it became vandal fighting, then it became content work, then it became CSD logs. Whatever the current thing is, I'm probably not doing it, because I'd rather improve Wikipedia and foster cross-WikiProject collaboration than spending my time on the drama boards.
If you want to nominate me, I won't refuse, but you'll need to write a damn solid nomination to ward off the peanuts gallery. The only work I'd be interest to do would be technical stuff (e.g. db-move), bot policing, and obvious vandal fighting / revdeletion of grossly offensive material when I come across it, like trolls shitposting links to trollsites with nudes of our female editors / other attack pages. Headbomb {t · c · p · b} 15:43, 16 July 2017 (UTC)
Thanks for the response - with that ORCP being so recent (I don't normally follow those) may need to give it more time. Keep up the good work regardless, — xaosflux Talk 16:09, 16 July 2017 (UTC)
Note quite sure what the recentness of it has to do with anything, or how much of an impact it has on things either. I don't really follow these things either. Headbomb {t · c · p · b} 16:47, 16 July 2017 (UTC)

Bots Newsletter, July 2017[edit]

Bots Newsletter, July 2017
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Here is the 4th issue of the Bots Newsletter (formerly the BAG Newletter). You can subscribe/unsubscribe from future newsletters by adding/removing your name from this list.

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Thank you! edited by: Headbomb 17:12, 19 July 2017 (UTC)

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News letter layout[edit]

Not sure if you store a template or something for this newsletter, but for the next issue I made this change. I do think that this whole thing can easily be a div however (if it needs the special table sizing, it could use display:table). —TheDJ (talkcontribs) 19:20, 19 July 2017 (UTC)

Participation at arbitration[edit]

When you participate at arbitration, please take notice of statements such as "before using the last evidence template, please make a copy for the next person". I've tidied it up for you, wearing my clerking hat, this is just a note for the future. GoldenRing (talk) 15:56, 25 July 2017 (UTC)

Yeah, I noticed I didn't do that, but you fixed it before I got to it. Headbomb {t · c · p · b} 16:02, 25 July 2017 (UTC)

Hypatia (journal)[edit]

An editorial board is dynamic. Some people will retire or pass away. Eventually, the whole board will consist of people that weren't around during this affair and weren't involved. Those board members/associate editors that played an active role are listed in the section on that transracialism article. And it is beyond me to fathom why a grad student who helps out with the administration should be mentioned in a journal article. Just saying... --Randykitty (talk) 06:30, 26 July 2017 (UTC)