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June 29

Human trafficking

Maintenance note[edit]

I maintain this page by deleting items after a week or two or more. Hmains (talk) 16:09, 15 October 2010 (UTC)


[[Serbian Cyrillic alphabet|Serbian Cyrillic]]
[[Gaj's Latin alphabet|Serbian Latin]]

[[Category:Transportation buildings and structures on the National Register of Historic Places in xx]]

[[Category:Railway buildings and structures on the National Register of Historic Places by state|xx]]

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[[Category:Buildings and structures on the National Register of Historic Places in xx]]

[[Category:City and town halls on the National Register of Historic Places in xx]]

[[Category:Government buildings on the National Register of Historic Places in xx]]

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[[Category:National Register of Historic Places in Appl County, Texas|*]]

[[Category:National Register of Historic Places in Texas by county|Appl]]

[[Category:Buildings and structures in Appl County, Texas]]

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You may wish to make use of a 'Dates' tab in edit mode that will help with unlinking unnecessary date links. Simply copy the entire contents of User:Bobblewik/monobook.js to your own monobook. Then follow the instructions in your monobook to clear the cache (i.e. press Ctrl-Shift-R in Firefox, or Ctrl-F5 in IE) before it will work. It also provides a 'Units' tab. If you know what you are doing, you can copy and modify the subfiles as you wish. I just thought you might be interested. Regards. bobblewik 20:03, 9 June 2006 (UTC)

The reason it fails is because you refer to User:Hmains/monobook.js/dates.js and User:Hmains/monobook.js/unitformatter.js and these articles do not exist. You have two options:
Try again. I am happy to walk you through the process. So feel free to ask me again. bobblewik 12:03, 10 June 2006 (UTC)


Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Categories

for list filter:

January|February|March|April|May|June|July|August|September|October|November|December|Year|MCD|MCC|List of state leaders in

to create a 2 up



how to use wild card in 'skip text contains/doesn't contain box'

\[\[Category\:National Register of Historic Places in [^\]]+ County, Arkansas\]\]

\[\[Category\:National Register of Historic Places in [^\]]+, Arkansas\]\]

Wikipedia:Categorization Wikipedia:Categories, lists, and series boxes Template:Americans WP:BLPCAT WP:LISTPEOPLE

  • 12 to 12 handled by find/replace table; not by module

public public

to fix

to avoid disambiguation pages use: |{{.*dis}}

etc. Plantations plantation

plantation house

Plantation complexes in the Southern United States





  • to auto fill edit summary: "I haven't found a way to get autocomplete in IE at https with the current setup on Wikipedia's side. If http is acceptable to you then you can disable "Always use a secure connection when logged in" at Special:Preferences, log out, close IE, start IE again and log in at PrimeHunter (talk) 16:50, 31 August 2013 (UTC)"

it may also be necessary to force the WP address to be http: instead of https:


Reviewer Right Granted[edit]

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Hello. Your account has been granted the "reviewer" userright, allowing you to review other users' edits on certain flagged pages. Pending changes, also known as flagged protection, is currently undergoing a two-month trial scheduled to end 15 August 2010.

Reviewers can review edits made by users who are not autoconfirmed to articles placed under pending changes. Pending changes is applied to only a small number of articles, similarly to how semi-protection is applied but in a more controlled way for the trial. The list of articles with pending changes awaiting review is located at Special:OldReviewedPages.

For the guideline on reviewing, see Wikipedia:Reviewing. Being granted reviewer rights doesn't change how you can edit articles even with pending changes. The general help page on pending changes can be found here, and the general policy for the trial can be found here.

If you do not want this userright, you may ask any administrator to remove it for you at any time. The Helpful One 17:59, 28 June 2010 (UTC)


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Hi Hmains, just wanted to let you know that I have added the autopatrolled right to your account, as you have created numerous, valid articles. This feature should have little to no effect on your editing, and is simply intended to reduce the workload on new page patrollers. For more information on the patroller right, see Wikipedia:Autopatrolled. Feel free to leave me a message if you have any questions. Happy editing! — ξxplicit 21:36, 3 July 2010 (UTC)

etc all included[edit]

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all included manmade: remove the colon below

all included natural: remove the colon below

Linking Dates (centuries, decades, years, months, days, etc)[edit]


As always, the content of the linked-to article must provide substantive content to the linked-from article. The MOS decided most dates do not do this. Hmains (talk) 03:36, 1 March 2012 (UTC)

what links here

  • filter by name: (used where?)

calendar|day|week|month|year|decade|century|millennium|Showa|Shōwa|Meiji|Taisho|Taishō| in |Other events|(number)|(disambiguation)|Aught-|SO 8601|Timeline|acronyms|initialisms

  • skip: used in bot

{{Decadebox|{{Year dab|{{Year nav|{{Month header}}|{{Day}}|Category:Days of the year|{{Portal:Current events/Events by month}}|{{Portal:Current events/Month Inclusion|{{Months in the|Eastern Orthodox liturgical days|#REDIRECT|{{disambig}}|{{disambiguation}}|to disambiguation page|{{events by month links}}|month category|Month of the|The following events occurred in|{{Millenniumbox|{{Centurybox|This page indexes the individual|February 30|January 0|Calendars|title=September 11 attacks|numberdis|{{00sbox|{{.*dis}}-|{{GOCEinuse}}|{{In use}}|{{Under construction}}

  • filter: to skip article names with these words

s in |9 in |8 in |7 in |6 in |5 in |4 in |3 in |2 in |1 in |0 in |in Wales|calendar|day|week|month|year|decade|century|millennium|Showa|Shōwa|Meiji|Taisho|Taishō|Other events|(number)|(disambiguation)|Aught-|SO 8601|Timeline|acronyms|initialisms|September 11 attacks|Fons memorabilium universi|List of millennia

Web page has expired[edit]

I follow the directions in the message shown on the screen.

"Click on the Refresh button on the toolbar to reload the page. After refreshing, you might need to navigate to the specific webpage again, or re-enter information."

On my computer I have to remember that "refresh" looks like a circle with an arrow at the top, and it's the fourth of five icons to the right of the URL. I don't even know what the others are. Then a box pops up and I have to click on "retry".— Vchimpanzee · talk · contributions · 21:04, 1 July 2012 (UTC)


Since you are very active in the project, would you like to be an administrator? Do you need tools to move/delete pages for example? Are you active in WP space, involved in xFDs or something similar? -- Magioladitis (talk) 07:03, 23 August 2012 (UTC)

I'll second Magioladitis here. I think you'd do fantastic as an administrator. The choice is entirely yours, but just know that should you ever submit an RfA, you'll have my support. Kurtis (talk) 03:53, 2 September 2012 (UTC)
  • Thanks to you both, but I think I would lose interest in WP doing admin things. Hmains (talk) 03:56, 2 September 2012 (UTC)
Understandable. Do whatever you feel comfortable doing, it's not my place to pressure you.
But in the off chance that you ever change your mind, know that I would feel confident in entrusting you with the tools. =) Kurtis (talk) 04:05, 2 September 2012 (UTC)


  • The delinking of dates was exhaustively discussed by WP prior to the current wording of WP:DATELINK and WP:YEARLINK and MOS:UNLINKDATES being agreed upon. Days, months, years, decades, centuries, etc were all included in the long discussion.

WikiProject Cleanup[edit]

Hello, Hmains.

You are invited to join WikiProject Cleanup, a WikiProject and resource for Wikipedia cleanup listings, information and discussion.
To join the project, just add your name to the member list. Northamerica1000(talk) 14:11, 24 February 2013 (UTC)


Whatever it is, this problem has not been fixed and there seems to be no activity by the people responsible for this mess to fix it. Hmains (talk) 02:13, 19 September 2013 (UTC) Hmains

I'm sorry that you're still having this frustrating problem. BJorsch named above the three different places where this problem may be caused: 1.your own computer, 2.the WMF's servers, or 3.a server in between you and the WMF's servers.

Each user is necessarily responsible for cacheing problems that appear in his own browser. Please follow all the steps at WP:BYPASS and let us know if that (hopefully!) solves the problem for you. If the problem is the WMF's caches, then it will likely be fixed relatively soon. If the problem is at a third-party server in between you and the WMF (e.g., on your corporate or university network or your local ISP), then I'm afraid that there is often nothing that either you or we are able to do about it except wait for the third-party server to update its cache. Whatamidoing (WMF) (talk) 18:53

AWB: mass category creation[edit]

Can AWB create mass categories? E.g. i need to create categories from ”Football clubs established in 1900” to ”Football clubs established in 2020”. Each category must have 2 categories- parents, one stable ”Football clubs establishements by year” and second incrementable ”Establishements in {{year}}", where {{year}} has value from 1900 to 2020, for each new category incrementation +1. Its possible to do that with AWB? XXN (talk) 19:50, 24 October 2013 (UTC)

@XXN:, yes, check out CSV Loader. You will need to file a BRFA and get approval before you start creating the categories. Ganeshk (talk) 22:42, 24 October 2013 (UTC)
Thanks, but i dont understand how to use your plugin)) I know about bot policy, i will work on, i have already submitted an request for approval. XXN (talk) 23:35, 25 October 2013 (UTC)
Please follow the steps in this walk through. Please leave a message on my talk page if you have any questions or run into any issues. Ganeshk (talk) 14:17, 27 October 2013 (UTC)

Yo Ho Ho[edit]

Merry, merry![edit]

From the icy Canajian north; to you and yours! FWiW Bzuk (talk) 14:23, 24 December 2016 (UTC) Lights ablaze.JPG

Best Wishes[edit]


I wish you the best this holiday season.

May the new year bring you nearer to your dreams.

BoringHistoryGuy (talk) 23:37, 25 December 2016 (UTC)


Some of your recent edits have been much appreciated - have a good new year JarrahTree 01:22, 2 January 2017 (UTC)

  • Well thank you. And you too. I just work on. Hmains (talk) 01:23, 2 January 2017 (UTC)

Gulag letters cold be deleted[edit]

NB: s:Commons:Commons:Deletion requests/File:GULAG letter.jpg and this s:Commons:Commons:Deletion requests/File:Letter Koteln Prisoner2.jpg. Sincerely, Hunu (talk) 08:10, 21 January 2017 (UTC)

D. C. categories[edit]

Plese stop Washington, D. C. is not a state. Some D. C. categories were in "[x] by city" (correct), "[x] by state" (incorrect), "[x] by territory" (incorrect), and "[x] by count" (!). One category even had city, count, and state. Please do not categorize this in "by state" categories as it is not one. ―Justin (koavf)TCM 04:47, 25 January 2017 (UTC)

  • It is for convenience of readers (our goal in WP) that Washington DC should be included in state categories. This is where readers would expect to find it, regardless of political facts. And Washington DC also goes into city categories. Hmains (talk) 05:02, 25 January 2017 (UTC)
    • {{Catseealso}} Please use this template instead. Otherwise, we will have categories for insular territories, associated states, etc. When users are looking for "[x] in the United States by state", they don't need to see the Panama Canal Zone, Northwest Territory, US Virgin Islands, or Palau. You can also refactor all of the "by state" categories by renaming them but you can't insert a non-state into state categories. ―Justin (koavf)TCM 05:55, 27 January 2017 (UTC)
  • Your edits are very unhelpful for the reader; Washington DC now appears in no certain place for the reader to find, just scattered anywhere or nowhere at all in your haste. Your statements above seem to be based on runaway, uncontrolled fear and nothing of significance to discuss. Hmains (talk) 02:15, 28 January 2017 (UTC)
    • You can recategorize them based on "x by city" or merge them to parent categories like "X in the United States" but D. C. is not a state and shouldn't be categorized as one. The category scheme itself is somewhat haphazard but it doesn't help to make it less accurate. ―Justin (koavf)TCM 08:22, 11 February 2017 (UTC)

Category:Ethnic groups in North Africa[edit]

Hello Hmains

This cat is a supercategory of (Category:Ethnic groups in Tunisia, Category:Ethnic groups in Morocco‎, Category:Ethnic groups in Western Sahara‎, Category:Ethnic groups in Libya, Category:Ethnic groups in Mauritania, Category:Ethnic groups in Algeria‎) I think ? Regards --Aṭlas (talk) 19:11, 29 January 2017 (UTC)

  • Yes true, I was reading the compare wrongly Hmains (talk) 19:12, 29 January 2017 (UTC)

Category:Sinkholes of Canada has been nominated for discussion[edit]

Category:Sinkholes of Canada, which you created, has been nominated for possible deletion, merging, or renaming. A discussion is taking place to see if it abides with the categorization guidelines. If you would like to participate in the discussion, you are invited to add your comments at the category's entry on the categories for discussion page. Thank you. Bearcat (talk) 20:15, 1 February 2017 (UTC)

Merger discussion for Speedwell Forge Mansion[edit]


An article that you have been involved in editing—Speedwell Forge Mansion—has been proposed for merging with another article. If you are interested, please participate in the merger discussion. Thank you. Shhhnotsoloud (talk) 06:11, 3 February 2017 (UTC)

The murder game 1965[edit]


I am searching for this film for a beloved friend … And it's hard to get. You have edited the article about it. Can you send me a copy, please? For sure I can send you some money via PayPal or somehow else. Kind regards Mr. A. (You can also write to — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 05:39, 6 February 2017 (UTC)

please explain why[edit]

there is a need for when there is already

it seems extraordinarily redundant category duplication - does it assume that there already skyscrapers in the world that are not office buildings? JarrahTree 00:44, 20 February 2017 (UTC)

  • Yes, skyscrapers may be hotels or residential buildings (apartments) and not office buildings and we have categories for them. Nothing can be assumed. And use is different from location. Thanks. Hmains (talk) 00:46, 20 February 2017 (UTC)
Well I wish you well - I am sure others (I am not sure how many queries of your new venture will take you down) - I think you are going to find some rather problematic issues by the creation of such a category - what do you do when it can be proved you are labelling them as such when they are hybird - where there is a mix? It seems far too simplistic and prone to error, I mean there are some with proportions of all three functions - if you are using AWB - how can you possibly know whether there is a mix ? RS are always lacking on such items - as you say so well - nothing can be assumed JarrahTree 00:52, 20 February 2017 (UTC)
  • I use AWB to present the articles to me in an edit session and tentatively add the skyscraper office category. I then read the article and determine what is the correct category: office, hotel, residential or mixed and edit the article, as needed, and save it. Mixed gets two or more appropriate categories. This is the WP standard manner of handling multiple use buildings of any kind, skyscraper or not. Thanks Hmains (talk) 00:58, 20 February 2017 (UTC)
thanks for that - that seems a reasonable explanation JarrahTree 01:03, 20 February 2017 (UTC)