User talk:Hoo man

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Wikipedia:Pending changes/Straw poll on interim usage[edit]

Hi. As you recently commented in the straw poll regarding the ongoing usage and trial of Pending changes, this is to notify you that there is an interim straw poll with regard to keeping the tool switched on or switching it off while improvements are worked on and due for release on November 9, 2010. This new poll is only in regard to this issue and sets no precedent for any future usage. Your input on this issue is greatly appreciated. Off2riorob (talk) 23:36, 20 September 2010 (UTC) löscht meie Beiträge aber IHR SEID NIE ALLEIN!!!! —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 14:39, 23 November 2010 (UTC)


Hi. Since User:DoctorOm is the only editor of this page, he is allowed to blank it. It is considered a request for deletion. In fact he has now redirected it to SoNoLita. Cheers, --Diannaa (Talk) 23:16, 15 October 2010 (UTC)


Welcome and all that. And thanks for catching the vandalism on my talk page. Grafen (talk) 12:56, 31 December 2010 (UTC)


please you explane me why is page I make a vandalism? I am not vandal, I want write about church from the vilage Katsikas, because is have interesting history. How to write about history of church if you change all the time whau I am writing? your friend from Katsikas —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 14:45, 31 December 2010 (UTC)

Your text addition didn't seem to be useful and I was unable to fully understand it. You may should try to rewrite it so that everyone can understand what you really wanted to say. - Hoo man (talk) 14:52, 31 December 2010 (UTC)

thank you for explain, but you say I vandal. Is good you explain, because I not vandal. (talk) 15:02, 31 December 2010 (UTC)

Altered speedy deletion rationale: User talk:MER-C/[edit]

Hello Hoo man, and thanks for patrolling new pages! I am just letting you know that I deleted User talk:MER-C/, a page you tagged for speedy deletion, under a different criterion from the one you provided. The speedy deletion criteria are extremely narrow and specific, and the process is more effective if the correct criterion is used. You may wish to review the Criteria for Speedy Deletion before tagging further pages. Thank you. SmartSE (talk) 13:41, 5 February 2011 (UTC)


Hi, I recently edited the article on John Edward to include the words that he is a "self-described" psychic medium, and you reverted it saying it was vandalism. I made this edit because there have been no validated scientific studies or research to back Edwards claim that he is supposedly psychic, nor have there been any scientific studies or research to date that have verified or supported that psychic abilities exist. To not include the words "self-described" is to suggest that the fact that he is psychic is undoubtedly true, where in fact it is very disputed. Including these words is important because if not, the page suggests that something that is very widely disputed, and even scientifically disproven in many cases, is true, where in reality the fact that they are "psychic" comes only by their self proclamation and not by any supported scientific study or research— Preceding unsigned comment added by (talkcontribs) 15:17, 27 February 2011 (UTC

First, I want to excuse me, of course that was no vandalism. But I'm still not sure whether this should be written into the article or not. Isn't it already enough to have a link to Psychic which already has a critics section? Another possibility would be to create a critics section withing his article - Hoo man (talk) 15:26, 27 February 2011 (UTC)
Hoo man is correct, the link to Psychic medium is sufficient per the ArbCom findings Wikipedia:Requests_for_arbitration/Paranormal/Proposed_decision#Adequate_framing, Wikipedia:Requests_for_arbitration/Paranormal#Cultural_artifacts, etc. Mediumship makes it clear that mediums claim to be able to speak to the dead, so therefore members of that group do not need an incorrect, illogical qualifier added in their articles. I have this page watchlisted and will respond here as needed. Dreadstar 16:24, 27 February 2011 (UTC)
Though I would disagree on a personal level and say that it is necessary in order to not be misleading, I see that it is clearly outlined in the link that you posted and thus stand corrected. I will look into creating a critics section as you suggested, thanks. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 19:24, 27 February 2011 (UTC)

Scott Bundgaard[edit]

You need to look at the citations before you consider them valid. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 16:53, 27 February 2011 (UTC)

Ok, I've checked the citations and they are really useless. Please excuse me for my reverts. I've removed the useless "++++++++" at the bottom of the article, btw - Hoo man (talk) 17:14, 27 February 2011 (UTC)


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For your hard work on the strategy wiki. Philippe Beaudette, Wikimedia Foundation (talk) 02:00, 12 March 2011 (UTC)

Page protections[edit]

Do you get any say in what pages do and don't get protected? I don't think it's fair they blocked the movie The Fox and the Hound because of one user's vandalism (that guy Bambifan101). Could someone look into this please? Animationismylife (talk) 01:01, 23 April 2011 (UTC)

That's difficult, on the one hand I think that pages should kept open as often as possible (to let everyone improve them), but on the other hand I know Bambifan and he is really persisting. But with Pending Changes activated I would say it's good to have it unprotected, so feel free to request it (here: Wikipedia:Requests for page protection). - Hoo man (talk) 01:09, 23 April 2011 (UTC)


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For all your help when I come up with a crazy idea for a script. :) Béria Lima msg 00:23, 23 June 2011 (UTC)

might be for you...[edit]

See Wikipedia:Village_pump_(technical) Choyoołʼįįhí:Seb az86556 > haneʼ 09:54, 25 June 2011 (UTC)


You reverted my edit on Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Cabin Fever for being unconstructive? I only edited it because the rest of it was speculation and unverified, not to mention written poorly. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Dbrry (talkcontribs) 22:25, 29 June 2011 (UTC)

Sorry, I didn't notice, that the old text was just speculation, so I thought your edit was an nonconstructive edit replacing it with a much shorter text (one sentence) - Hoo man (talk) 22:30, 29 June 2011 (UTC)


Sorry to disturb, but is there any progress with "" case? :)--Diaoha (talk) 12:27, 17 July 2011 (UTC)

No, not yet, I still need a look at how I can get that done best, except it within the next week ;) - Hoo man (talk) 13:22, 17 July 2011 (UTC)
Ok :) Thank you a lot :) --Diaoha (talk) 14:52, 17 July 2011 (UTC)

A barnstar for you![edit]

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For the genius person, with whose help dreams come true. Diaoha (talk) 05:39, 23 July 2011 (UTC)

Ka wiki again[edit]

Hello, Hoo man! We have a little problem in ka wiki again, maybe, if you have some time, you will have a look at it? To be short, there are two images of globes in articles about geographical objects - for example here. I tried to find out what the problem was, but failed :(... Best regards, Diaoha, --Melber (talk) 17:43, 20 September 2011 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done, please clear your cache if the problem still occurs ;) - Hoo man (talk) 18:50, 20 September 2011 (UTC)
You are really a genius! Thank you a lot!--Melber (talk) 06:37, 21 September 2011 (UTC)


You recently changed a post that I updated. As I work for that organistation, I feel I know more about it than yourself. Can you please leave the article as it was. Many thanks. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Thewebguyuk (talkcontribs) 18:05, 20 November 2011 (UTC)

Of course you know more about the given subject than I do, and I have to apologize for that revert, I used the wrong message. But you tried to link an external image which is (for good reason) impossible ;) - Hoo man (talk) 18:10, 20 November 2011 (UTC)
I've since changed this. Not quite used to using WikiCommon images in posts :( Thewebguyuk (talk) 18:12, 20 November 2011 (UTC)


Appreciated (talk→ BWilkins ←track) 19:38, 20 November 2011 (UTC)


Hello, thanks for running queries on toolserver for fawikinews which is running at, you can stop them and delete them now, again thank you so much, I'm leaving, bye, with all best wishes. Mjbmr Talk 18:33, 3 December 2011 (UTC)

Done... sad to see you go, bye :( - Hoo man (talk) 13:08, 4 December 2011 (UTC)

Would you please help me again with the monospaced fonts[edit]

Hi Hoo man, I asked for someone to help me override the default settings of my monospace font. You gave me a magical code in the technical village pump, however, I still have the same problem in Wiktionary. For example, my custom CSS page in Wiktionary displays in the default monospace font of my browser, rather than the fonts I chose in the code you gave me. Thanks in advance. --Mahmudmasri (talk) 01:46, 29 June 2012 (UTC)

Here you go ;) - Hoo man (talk) 09:41, 29 June 2012 (UTC)
pre.css.source-css, pre.javascript.source-javascript, pre, div, {
	font-family: sans-serif !important;
Thanks again :D [1]. --Mahmudmasri (talk) 18:27, 4 July 2012 (UTC)

Lately, I've been struggling to force Lua pages, such as that, to display with my custom monospace fonts, but I failed. ([2] - [3] - [4]). I wonder why wouldn't these work. Thanks. --Mahmudmasri (talk) 03:50, 3 December 2013 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done, updated your personal CSS, I hope it works. Cheers, Hoo man (talk) 00:50, 12 December 2013 (UTC)
Thanks. I just noticed now that you edited it :) I was struggling to change Arial font which of the (selector list) wikiEditor which appears underneath the textarea while we are editing any page. The list itself that has Insert, Wiki markup, Symbols, Latin, Greek, Cyrillic, Hebrew, Arabic,IPA (English), IPA, Math and logic. It appears with Arial, I don't know why, but I want to change that. I had the same problem with the input, but I was able to change its font. It makes me wonder why do the Wiki creators specify a font for that! Thanks in advance. --Mahmudmasri (talk) 17:47, 14 December 2013 (UTC)

Strange html[edit]

Hi. I just got a message asking me to contact you as I was trying to add some strange html into a page. All I was actually doing was trying to explain what I was seeing at User talk:Chargrilledawesome and I was quoting it as part of the explanation - but I don't really need to do that, so that's OK. Anyway, as it is apparently a known problem, I thought I'd let you know it was happening to that editor too, in case you weren't aware of it - and it would be nice to know the cause when you've tracked it down. -- Boing! said Zebedee (talk) 07:36, 29 August 2012 (UTC)

We now have (hopefully) tracked it down to an autocomplete browser extension and encourage people to disable that. - Hoo man (talk) 09:12, 1 September 2012 (UTC)

SQL dumps[edit]

Hey, are you by chance user hoo at Database Queries project? If not, I'm really sorry, please remove my comment.

But if you are, you once helped me out with dumps a friend of mine needs for a study by providing a dump of 3 SQL queries. May I ask you to run the queries again and provide the dumps? I created another ticket for the request.

I'm sorry I'm bugging you with that, just want to help a friend as good as I can. Have a great weekend — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 09:06, 8 September 2012 (UTC)

thanks a lot :-) -- (talk) 12:34, 9 September 2012 (UTC)

MediaWiki:Gadget-popups.js missing full functionality at enWS[edit]

Gay Hoo man. I have Gadget-popups.js gadgetified over at enWS and it is working though in a limited format compared to our previous earlier version (locally installed). This current rendition does not do pop up in all namespaces, whereas the previous version did. I am pretty certain that I have followed all the instructions to get it fully working, including setting popupOnlyArticleLinks=false;. An example would be at s:en:Index:The_Dictionary_of_Australasian_Biography.djvu one would be able to hover over the image and get the initial link to File:, and pop up with link to Commons. Now? NADA! There are other examples where the popups do not occur. Would you mind if I borrow some of your brain cycles to help unravel this mystery? Thanks if I can. — billinghurst sDrewth 12:15, 2 December 2012 (UTC)

Works for me (Firefox 17)... is this still a problem? - Hoo man (talk) 18:52, 5 December 2012 (UTC)

Requesting help with a database report[edit]

Hi, could you please take a look at DBQ-213? I'd really appreciate it. Mono 23:14, 20 November 2013 (UTC)

Already Yes check.svg done - Hoo man (talk) 23:35, 20 November 2013 (UTC)

Request for help[edit]


Seasons Greetings, I was looking for following help and user Billinghurst suggested me that taking your view on following may be helpful hence this request.

I am requesting your view and guidance at at :mediawiki:Thread:Project:Support_desk/Whether_edit_filters_do_count_preview_actions.

What I am trying to find out In brief:
Edit action hits which are only flagged or tagged by a filter (but without warn or disallow) are usually (technically) are supposed to get saved. But prima facia we are coming across instances where in few such edits are not getting saved.
Why I am trying to find out :
If the 'edit filter extension' counts, 'user edit actions preceding of pressing save buttons (actions like preview action), then there remains a chance of Edit filters based on number of user edit actions or filters with rate limit may malfunction ocasionally.(nl wikipedia and mr wikipedia have reported some bugs as some edit filters may not be functioning as expected in this respect)
At en wikipedia:
I have listed few such likely instance at Wikipedia:Edit_filter/False_positives/Reports#Study_of_hits_and_false_positives. I need your support in administrative preview of listed instances to confirm that if any blacklisting or any other action might have stopped those edit actions from getting saved. If not then those can be usefull for further technical/bug study

If I can get your support then I can dig further to list more such instances at en wikipedia, and bring doubtfull hits to technical discussion and report at respective bugs wherever necessary. Secondly, I would likely to know, If you are aware of any discussion has already taken place at en wikipedia about above mentioned aspects.

Thanks and Regards

Mahitgar (talk) 06:13, 11 June 2015 (UTC)

Invitation to subscribe to the edit filter mailing list[edit]

Hi, as a user in the edit filter manager user group we wanted to let you know about the new wikipedia-en-editfilters mailing list. As part of our recent efforts to improve the use of edit filters on the English Wikipedia it has been established as a venue for internal discussion by edit filter managers regarding private filters (those only viewable by administrators and edit filter managers) and also as a means by which non-admins can ask questions about hidden filters that wouldn't be appropriate to discuss on-wiki. As an edit filter manager we encourage you to subscribe; the more users we have in the mailing list the more useful it will be to the community. If you subscribe we will send a short email to you through Wikipedia to confirm your subscription, but let us know if you'd prefer another method of verification. I'd also like to take the opportunity to invite you to contribute to the proposed guideline for edit filter use at WP:Edit filter/Draft and the associated talk page. Thank you! Sam Walton (talk) and MusikAnimal talk 18:22, 9 September 2015 (UTC)