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User:Jay/List_of_software_companies[edit]

Hi Jay, OTRS received a complaint about spam on this page. Apparently since the page was userfied under your userspace, it's been the target of spammers. I reverted to a pre-spam version, but if you aren't actively working on the page, please consider deleting it. Thanks, --Versageek 18:14, 22 January 2008 (UTC)

Firsts[edit]

Thanks for the good work in merging Firsts in India with List of firsts in India. Regards. - P.K.Niyogi (talk) 13:47, 27 January 2008 (UTC)

Can you help???[edit]

this is a wiki that I made. Can you please help me with this project?? thanks.Sternhe (talk) —Preceding unsigned comment added by Sternhe (talkcontribs) 15:52, 12 April 2008 (UTC)

HTTP 1.2[edit]

The HTTP 1.2 stuff mentioned on the current Wikipedia page was a few proposals that never went anywhere. The article I linked discusses a few things that would be very useful in HTTP, and a few more things that may or may not be useful. I would recommend that these ideas be incorporated into any proposed HTTP 1.2 standard. However, there is, as far as I know, no current or proposed HTTP 1.2 spec; thus there is no browser support. There's only three ways forward that I can see:

  1. Someone gets behind the relatively minor changes that I suggested in my article, and pushes it through the IETF/W3C
  2. Some great idea comes along, and there's a big consensus that HTTP needs revision to support it, and the changes I mention get to piggyback on these
  3. Software vendors begin supporting non-standard extensions, and these extensions gain widespread support

Naturally I'm not recommending the third option.

HTH,

--TimNelson (talk) 12:52, 27 September 2008 (UTC)

Years in India[edit]

Year of Birth/Death enables you to link back to the death/birth date and it is also consistent with all other Years in India articles and the thousands of year by country articles in Wikipedia. Ardfern (talk) 18:23, 15 October 2008 (UTC)

Wiktionary[edit]

Cbrown suggested I could leave you this text. I'd like to suggest a press release about the double event of last week-end: both en.wiktionary and fr.wiktionary have reached 1 000 000 entries. This release could be along these lines (please, update the xxxxx and improve as needed):

1 000 000!

Wiktionary is a Wikimedia foundation project. Its objective is to define all words of all languagus, with definitions in all languages. It's the language dictionary associated to Wikipedia. Wiktionaries already exist in xxxxxxx languages. Most active ones are the ones in English and in French ("Wiktionnaire"), which both just reached 1 000 000 entries!

Wiktionary needs new volonteers. Everyone interested in words (of any languages) would be welcome.

French version:

1 000 000 !

Wiktionary est un projet de la fondation Wikimedia destiné à définir tous les mots de toutes les langues, et cela dans toutes les langues. C'est un peu le dictionnaire de langue de Wikipédia. Il comporte déjà des projets par langue pour xxxxxx langues. Les deux projets les plus actifs sont les branches anglophone et francophone ("Wiktionnaire"), qui viennent toutes les deux de franchir le cap du million d'entrées !

Le projet a besoin de nouveaux contributeurs bénévoles. Tous ceux qui s'intéressent aux mots (de n'importe quelles langues) sont les bienvenus.

Lmaltier (talk) 16:19, 22 October 2008 (UTC) Sorry. It was for anoter Jay... Lmaltier (talk) 07:01, 30 October 2008 (UTC)

"Downfall" issues[edit]

The paragraph I removed and you reinstated has a lot of problems; besides being clumsily written, it is subjective (who's to say Ganz looks older than Hitler) and it is unclear to me why it is important enough to be included. That said, I apologize for not leaving an editor summary. Treybien 19:35, 1 January 2009 (UTC)

David Blair: Binoculars on the Titanic[edit]

Hi Jay, I can't actually remember where I read that information as it's been so long, well over 15 years since I came across it in my Titanic readings. I've read books by Geoffrey Marcus("The Maiden Voyage"), Wyn Craig Wade, and of course Walter Lord not to mention Don Lynch's "Titanic An Illustrated History" as well as Eaton & Haas's "Falling Star", a book about the White Star Line. I've always remembered that Blair 'took' the field glasses with him rather than someone locking the field glasses away and I remembered that Blair owned the field glasses which makes sense for him to take them and Lightoller making note to get a pair in NY. If the field glasses had been consciously locked away, but still on the ship, they could've forced open the locker or drawer etc and retrieved the glasses as they were that important in the navigation of the ship. In a 1994 expedition to the wreck site RMS Titanic, the organisation that has rights to the wreck, brought up a pair of field glasses from the debris field, obviously some well to do passenger had them. But the Titanic's officers would've been too vane to ask rich passengers to borrow a pair of 'nocs because the officers(hence the White Star) were supposed to be running a tight brand new ship. Koplimek (talk) 03:58, 31 January 2009 (UTC)


Many thanks, Jay[edit]

Many thanks, Jay for reminding me to delete my archived stuff. Have done so now. Dieter Simon (talk) 11:11, 9 February 2009 (UTC)

Adoption[edit]

Just wanted to say thanks for adopting me! I'm currently going through all the links you provided and I will contact you if I have any questions. Thanks again! Shewhodares (talk) 03:34, 11 February 2009 (UTC)shewhodares

Undated template[edit]

I noticed your question on Wikipedia talk:Signatures#Template for timestamp only. I added it there for the benefit of others and here for your benefit, since it's been half a month. {{Undated}} has what you're looking for, if you haven't found it already. I saw it on the "Unsigned Templates" on the right of {{Unsigned}}. Revelian (talk) 14:23, 14 February 2009 (UTC)

Hi. Sorry to bother you --[edit]

Hi. Sorry to bother you -- I was wondering if someone, you perhaps, could remove vandalism [[1]]. (I noticed you were active at the article.) Thanks. Bus stop (talk) 13:22, 16 February 2009 (UTC)

Replied here. Jay (talk) 13:34, 16 February 2009 (UTC)
I don't know if I am right, but I don't see any constructive significance to what was added. I am referring to: "someone forgot "us"." In all truth, I don't know what that means. Vandalism might be too strong of a word. I retract that. Bus stop (talk) 13:55, 16 February 2009 (UTC)

Too many power-happy editors here![edit]

I have had my pages for "ewen chia" and "mike filsaime" deleted by someone I feel is just power happy and isn't familiar with the industry I write about. Just because someone isn't familiar with something doesn't mean that it is insignificant. The editor is Andyjsmith. Just look at his talk page to see our discussion. I think this is ridiculous. Is there anything that anyone can do to stop this madness? I could easily go around deleting things just because it is not important to me, but I don't want to be a jerk. Thanks for your time.

StephenHenderson (talk) 19:15, 4 March 2009 (UTC)


I appreciate your professional response. It has cleared up some things for me. I will make use of my user page and get the articles right before trying to create the page.

StephenHenderson (talk) 04:52, 6 March 2009 (UTC)


Image permission problem with Image:Hard Kaur.jpg[edit]

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The image was tagged on 11 March 2009 & the OTRS was not received, in fact, it appears that the time was extended on March 26 & April 2 & April 4 - that's why the image was deleted. It will be restored for a short time & if the OTRS isn't received it will be deleted again. Skier Dude (talk) 04:53, 16 April 2009 (UTC)
To see the extensions for OTRS you need to look at the "history" tab of the image. The talk page has been restored. Skier Dude (talk)

Online chats as "evidence"[edit]

Online chat messages, even worse than e-mails, are easily faked, and do not constitute useful evidence of permission. Generally, you need to get standard, written permission from rights holders; or the rights holders need to e-mail directly from their easily-verifiable home accounts. --Orange Mike | Talk 01:07, 16 March 2009 (UTC)

Transport in India[edit]

I generally make multiple edits for several reasons.

  • I generally edit different sections of the article, and not the same section. I find it too cumbersome to edit the whole article, and thus edit each section, and while inserting new sections, I add them to the end of the previous one, and save it and then go to edit the new one. I find this convinient to do so.
  • There are other reasons, but you may find them silly, so I won't bother with boring you with them.

Thank you for your suggestions, I'll try and preview wherever I can. --Rsrikanth05 (talk) 09:32, 17 March 2009 (UTC)

BTW Are you Indian? A lot of the articles you have started are and your username also is an Indian name... [Always wanted to come acroos an Indian admin] :) --Rsrikanth05 (talk) 08:02, 18 March 2009 (UTC)
Can you look into Talk:Transport in India#GA category?? --Rsrikanth05 (talk) 18:19, 27 June 2009 (UTC)

Nadi jothidam is like a formula dont believe it[edit]

Iam mani

With my experience their telling the past correct,present correct but future wrong.

Nothing important if future is wrong it will damage your life.

Be careful dont spoil your life if past and present correct not sure that future also correct.


thank you —Preceding unsigned comment added by 59.97.120.16 (talk) 13:52, 24 March 2009 (UTC)

Indian numbering system.[edit]

Please read User talk:Rsrikanth05#Indian numbering system.

--Rsrikanth05 (talk) 11:33, 25 March 2009 (UTC)

Adoption note[edit]

Thanks for the note, an adoptee placed the template on my talk page, instead of request, so my name was indeed added to the adopt me category in error. I should have removed it sooner sorrySriMesh | talk 19:37, 26 March 2009 (UTC)

Re: Friends reverts[edit]

Ironically, it's because Wikipedia isn't considered to be a reliable source. Otherwise, I could write that Friends has 500 seasons on that page and use it as a source. If you want that information to stay, it would be best to find a reliable external source; idealistically, that very channel's official website. Hope that helped, Corn.u.co.piaDisc.us.sion 11:53, 31 March 2009 (UTC)

Yes, we can use tertiary sources, but we cannot cite ourselves. If you want to re-add the information, you must add a reference which directly says that Channel 111 Hits airs Friends. Corn.u.co.piaDisc.us.sion 04:14, 1 April 2009 (UTC)
Well, I'm glad this worked out. I was hesitant to place a fact tag because Friends is a good article, and I don't want anything unsourced in there, but it may have been a better choice in the short-term. Cheers, Corn.u.co.piaDisc.us.sion 11:54, 1 April 2009 (UTC)

I liked the subpages of a blocked user[edit]

Return the PrincessKirlia subpages for me because they were fun. --Fangoriously (talk) 17:09, 1 April 2009 (UTC)

RE: blocked user[edit]

It could be related to Wikipedia:Sockpuppet investigations/Fangthebigblackdog/Archive, but I'm not sure. Looking at the edits of Fangoriously, they made some strange edits a couple of weeks ago. But I'm really not sure if there is a connection or not, but it wouldn't surprise me. - Rjd0060 (talk) 14:49, 2 April 2009 (UTC)

Userfy page[edit]

Hello, my page, 'BookArmy', has recently been deleted. Could you email me a copy please? Somervillerose1 (talk) 13:05, 16 April 2009 (UTC) —Preceding unsigned comment added by Somervillerose1 (talkcontribs)

It's been taken care of. See User_talk:Toddst1#Bookarmy. Toddst1 (talk) 14:39, 16 April 2009 (UTC)

Help please ...[edit]

I created the article The Legendary Estates of Beverly Hills - Unfortunately it was deleted March 31st for containing some criteria for "speedy deletion". (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Legendary_Estates_of_Beverly_Hills) I regret that it's just now that I'm able to take actions or seek some help. Is there any way that you can retrieve it for me, so I can do the necessary edits? I hope it's not too late. Thank you very much. I'd truly appreciate your help.Jxc5 (talk) 16:51, 12 May 2009 (UTC)

Many thanks, Jay![edit]

Thank you so much for restoring the article <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:Jxc5/Legendary_Estates_of_Beverly_Hills>. Wow! That was quick! I will surely make the changes. Thank you also for your suggestion - 'will definitely do that. Is there a need for me though to put or add a "hang on" tag to the article?Jxc5 (talk) 15:00, 13 May 2009 (UTC)

Undeletion request - File:Fokker F IX.png[edit]

File has been undelted as requested. The image needs to be used in article or moved to Commons, or I will delete again as orphan. -Regards Nv8200p talk 16:00, 28 May 2009 (UTC)

Silver Sound Studios[edit]

Please help with 'userfy'ing my deleted page. 'Silver Sound Studios'

I'm not exactly sure why it was deemed unsatisfactory, because it merely explain the studios history, much like larger sound studios like Skywalker Sound, which was just tagged and not immediately deleted. But I'll just go back to the drawing board if you would kindly supply me with the deleted file.

Thank you :) —Preceding unsigned comment added by Eriacesina (talkcontribs) 17:11, 4 June 2009 (UTC)

answer from pbasic[edit]

Hi, Jay, thanks for comment. I'm new to wikipedia. So, in a List of firsts article I edited first "female siblings" on Mt Everest. Sure, "sisters" is realy nice word, I just didn't think about it :)... And, as about your 2nd question, were there any male siblings (brothers :) ) on MtEverest simultaneously answer is: i dont know! So that was my reason to put Croatian sisters distinctly. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Pbasic (talkcontribs) 17:32, 8 June 2009 (UTC)

Thank you[edit]

Thank you for letting me know that my "King-Parrots-and-a-Rainbow-Lorikeet-at-Mount-Nebo-Queensland-Australia" image is to be deleted. I appreciate your courtesy in notifying me about this. All the best. Figaro (talk) 10:12, 9 June 2009 (UTC)

Request for deleted article[edit]

Hi - the page New Harvest has been deleted, would you please send me a copy? Gloriamarie (talk) 18:03, 23 June 2009 (UTC)

Dadasaheb Phalke Award[edit]

Thank you. I have this in my watchlist. I also made the same mistake (that other people often make) when Rajesh Khanna was awarded Phalke Academy award. --GDibyendu (talk) 04:41, 29 June 2009 (UTC)

Request for another deleted article[edit]

Hi - thanks so much for the last article! Here's another request - the page milw0rm was deleted, would you please send me a copy? Gloriamarie (talk) 22:22, 29 June 2009 (UTC)

Milw0rm[edit]

The hacking of a nuclear facility seems obviously notable to me. Can you please undelete the article, restoring the source? The page in user space is missing important links (e.g. references) because you seem to have copied the viewable article instead of the source from the edit tab.--Elvey (talk) 00:24, 1 July 2009 (UTC)

Thanks for copying the article and the suggestion to archive my talk page. I have been meaning to do that for awhile but just hadn't yet.--Gloriamarie (talk) 21:26, 1 July 2009 (UTC)

Adoption[edit]

I would like to suggest Msnanda (talk · contribs) for Wiki-adoption, but I wan to know how. Is it possible? --Rsrikanth05 (talk) 11:18, 4 July 2009 (UTC)

Thanks a lot. I have recommended adoption to him as well. Let's see what happens.--Rsrikanth05 (talk) 15:10, 6 July 2009 (UTC)

Hedonistic Imperative[edit]

Could you provide the text of the deleted article for The Hedonistic Imperative? I'd like to add the text to the David Pearce (philosopher) article. Thanks! --Gloriamarie (talk) 03:09, 18 July 2009 (UTC)

Db error?[edit]

For some reason, all edit counters, etc are showing my homewiki as hiwiki instead of en, and some say that enwiki-p does NOT exist? Is there someone whom I report this too? --Rsrikanth05 (talk) 11:02, 1 August 2009 (UTC)

Thanks a lot. x! (talk · contribs) says it is nothing serious. ALso, as for HI, I found out it is due to my global account statuts and that it has second max. no of edits. Cheers, --Rsrikanth05 (talk) 10:51, 2 August 2009 (UTC)

Rubik's Triamid[edit]

Hi Jay,

Can you retrieve the text of Rubik's Triamid for me? I am looking to reinstate this page and need to know what the text was before starting to do so, so that I can ensure it's not deleted for the same reasons ...

Thanks! Tim (Xevious) (talk) 16:16, 21 September 2009 (UTC)

Userfy Page[edit]

Hello, could you please send me my text of the page Evalyn Frost deleted on December 21, 2009 around 11:15? I plan to post it on another site for a future movie production fund. It's a long story. Thank you. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Cdbaro (talkcontribs) 05:31, 22 December 2009 (UTC)

AfD nomination of List of firsts[edit]

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Please contact me if you're unsure why you received this message. Ecphora (talk) 19:03, 2 January 2010 (UTC)

Unreferenced BLPs[edit]

Information.svg Hello Jay! Thank you for your contributions. I am a bot alerting you that 2 of the articles that you created are tagged as Unreferenced Biographies of Living Persons. The biographies of living persons policy requires that all personal or potentially controversial information be sourced. In addition, to insure verifiability, all biographies should be based on reliable sources. if you were to bring these articles up to standards, it would greatly help us with the current 2,546 article backlog. Once the articles are adequately referenced, please remove the {{unreferencedBLP}} tag. Here is the list:

  1. Steve Oedekerk - Find sources: "Steve Oedekerk" – news · newspapers · books · scholar · HighBeam · JSTOR · free images · free news sources · The Wikipedia Library · NYT · WP reference
  2. Tanushree Dutta - Find sources: "Tanushree Dutta" – news · newspapers · books · scholar · HighBeam · JSTOR · free images · free news sources · The Wikipedia Library · NYT · WP reference

Thanks!--DASHBot (talk) 22:02, 8 January 2010 (UTC)

Accident[edit]

THe speedy deletion of the article "Man' was an accident. Sorry about that. --Creation7689 (talk) 17:23, 22 February 2010 (UTC)

Userfy 'Pobble'[edit]

Hey would you please Userfy the recently deleted page Pobble (the one deleted 28th February 2010). I would like to keep the work, even though it does not meet Wikipedias stupid notability guidelines! Thanks alot! --Micky 1234567890123 (talk) 15:30, 28 February 2010 (UTC)

Note: A user space copy of this article has been deleted. "I would like to keep the work, even though it does not meet Wikipedias stupid notability guidelines" is not a reason for userfying: in fact it is a reason for not userfying, as an announcement that the user wishes to use userfication to get around deletion, not to work on the article. This is confirmed in this edit. JamesBWatson (talk) 16:00, 3 March 2010 (UTC)

Talkback[edit]

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Hello, Jay. You have new messages at Colds7ream's talk page.
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Hard Kaur cropped licensing[edit]

I think I've fixed it properly now. --Slashme (talk) 06:41, 30 March 2010 (UTC)

You just need to use the right template to indicate its copyright status, and add the required evidence. In this case it's easy, because it's a derived work from a GFDL picture with an OTRS ticket: the original has the required evidence to support its GFDL status, so we refer directly to that. I've also asked the person who deleted it to check the status to make sure that everything's OK. --Slashme (talk) 09:43, 30 March 2010 (UTC)
OK, I've also asked Colds7ream for an op1nion. --Slashme (talk) 14:03, 30 March 2010 (UTC)

Reemma Sen[edit]

  • It was changed as per:
1. Reemma's latest film Aayirathil Oruvan, which carried title cards and posters citing Reemma.
2. As per her official Facebook page, she mentions it's the correct spelling.

Universal Hero (talk) 15:37, 20 April 2010 (UTC)

Userfy 'Scriptics'[edit]

I would like to take ownership of the deleted page, thanks. Davygrvy (talk) 13:57, 9 May 2010 (UTC)

Dermatology[edit]

Any interest in dermatology-related content? If so, we are always looking for more help at the Dermatology task force. Regardless, thanks for your work on Wikipedia. ---kilbad (talk) 22:17, 10 May 2010 (UTC)

Twin Towers 2[edit]

As a contributor to this article, you may be interested to know it has been nominated for deletion. Your comments are welcome at Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Twin Towers 2. Robofish (talk) 14:21, 24 June 2010 (UTC)

Happy Birthday![edit]

XXX in India[edit]

Please stop adding non-free files to these pages, it violates our non-free content policy. ΔT The only constant 12:36, 9 June 2011 (UTC)

Ok sorry about that. Will check for free images. Jay (talk) 12:45, 9 June 2011 (UTC)

MSU Interview[edit]

Dear Jay,

My name is Jonathan Obar user:Jaobar, I'm a professor in the College of Communication Arts and Sciences at Michigan State University and a Teaching Fellow with the Wikimedia Foundation's Education Program. This semester I've been running a little experiment at MSU, a class where we teach students about becoming Wikipedia administrators. Not a lot is known about your community, and our students (who are fascinated by wiki-culture by the way!) want to learn how you do what you do, and why you do it. A while back I proposed this idea (the class) to the communityHERE, where it was met mainly with positive feedback. Anyhow, I'd like my students to speak with a few administrators to get a sense of admin experiences, training, motivations, likes, dislikes, etc. We were wondering if you'd be interested in speaking with one of our students.


So a few things about the interviews:

  • Interviews will last between 15 and 30 minutes.
  • Interviews can be conducted over skype (preferred), IRC or email. (You choose the form of communication based upon your comfort level, time, etc.)
  • All interviews will be completely anonymous, meaning that you (real name and/or pseudonym) will never be identified in any of our materials, unless you give the interviewer permission to do so.
  • All interviews will be completely voluntary. You are under no obligation to say yes to an interview, and can say no and stop or leave the interview at any time.
  • The entire interview process is being overseen by MSU's institutional review board (ethics review). This means that all questions have been approved by the university and all students have been trained how to conduct interviews ethically and properly.


Bottom line is that we really need your help, and would really appreciate the opportunity to speak with you. If interested, please send me an email at obar@msu.edu (to maintain anonymity) and I will add your name to my offline contact list. If you feel comfortable doing so, you can post your nameHERE instead.

If you have questions or concerns at any time, feel free to email me at obar@msu.edu. I will be more than happy to speak with you.

Thanks in advance for your help. We have a lot to learn from you.

Sincerely,

Jonathan Obar --Jaobar (talk) — Preceding unsigned comment added by Chlopeck (talkcontribs) 22:59, 15 February 2012 (UTC)

I have been away lately, like only few edits a month. So I wouldn't be a proper subject. Thanks for the invite though. Jay (talk) 16:26, 9 March 2012 (UTC)

Happy Adminship Anniversary[edit]

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Wishing Jay a very happy adminship anniversary on behalf of the Wikipedia Birthday Committee! Armbrust, B.Ed. Let's talkabout my edits? 00:30, 12 March 2012 (UTC)



Missing documentation of permission to use image[edit]

Hi. Could you please try to fix this issue (see: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Xerces_blue.jpg), because without proper documentation of the museums permission to use this image uploaded by you in 2003, it might be deleted in the future and leave Wikipedia without an image for this extinct species (the only recently extinct North American butterfly). A copy of a mail that includes the permission would be sufficient.--Dr. Günter Bechly (talk) 08:17, 27 March 2012 (UTC)

Proposed deletion of List of scientific constants named after people[edit]

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Hangal[edit]

Can you incorporate more information on AK Hangal from his autobiography available here in http://books.google.co.in/books?id=ju51hH5wyFQC&pg=PA6&lpg=PA6&dq=ak+hangal+theater+1936&source=bl&ots=Js1ANslAWK&sig=ujXktHW0wEBKj7zMUjHjpuVlRuQ&hl=en#v=onepage&q=ak%20hangal%20theater%201936&f=false especailly regarding his days in prison, then in theatres after he came to India from 1947-1965?Onceshook1 (talk) 11:56, 27 August 2012 (UTC)

Could you help me recover a deleted page?[edit]

Dear Jay, Would you mind helping me recover a copy of the deleted page Direct Congress, I would like to "userfy" it, though I'm not sure how to do that.

Thank you, Settdigger (talk) 01:39, 8 September 2012 (UTC)


Could you help me recover the deleted page of Urban Tennisgolf?[edit]

Dear Jay, Would you mind helping me recover a copy of the deleted page Urban Tennisgolf, I would like to "userfy" it respectively.

Thank you, engelmic —Preceding undated comment added 02:31, 24 September 2012 (UTC)

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DYK for Rajan Pillai[edit]

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A beer for you![edit]

Export hell seidel steiner.png Hello! How are you doing? Dwaipayan (talk) 01:17, 11 May 2013 (UTC)

Request to Save Content From Deleted Submission[edit]

Hi Jay, a page I created has already been deleted from Wikipedia, but I want to save the content from it to use for a new draft. It was deleted due to conflicts of interest (I work for the organization) so I'd like to continue from the draft and have an editor proofread the new version. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia_talk:Articles_for_creation/Above_Average

Thank you!

AApatrick (talk) 14:58, 1 November 2013 (UTC)

An RfC that you may be interested in...[edit]

As one of the previous contributors to {{Infobox film}} or as one of the commenters on it's talk page, I would like to inform you that there has been a RfC started on the talk page as to implementation of previously deprecated parameters. Your comments and thoughts on the matter would be welcomed. Happy editing!

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MfD nomination of Wikipedia:WikiProject Cricket/List of cricketers[edit]

Wikipedia:WikiProject Cricket/List of cricketers, a page you substantially contributed to, has been nominated for deletion. Your opinions on the matter are welcome; please participate in the discussion by adding your comments at Wikipedia:Miscellany for deletion/Wikipedia:WikiProject Cricket/List of cricketers and please be sure to sign your comments with four tildes (~~~~). You are free to edit the content of Wikipedia:WikiProject Cricket/List of cricketers during the discussion but should not remove the miscellany for deletion template from the top of the page; such a removal will not end the deletion discussion. Thank you. Safiel (talk) 02:11, 30 January 2015 (UTC)

Moorsbus editing[edit]

Hello Jay,

Being new to Wikipedia, I managed to get all my edits deleted as a potential conflict of interest yesterday. Would it be possible for you to let me have the deleted material back, please, and I'll see what can be done with it? Thank you very much, (Friends of Moorsbus (talk) 14:19, 22 May 2015 (UTC))

ArbCom elections are now open![edit]

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You appear to be eligible to vote in the current Arbitration Committee election. The Arbitration Committee is the panel of editors responsible for conducting the Wikipedia arbitration process. It has the authority to enact binding solutions for disputes between editors, primarily related to serious behavioural issues that the community has been unable to resolve. This includes the ability to impose site bans, topic bans, editing restrictions, and other measures needed to maintain our editing environment. The arbitration policy describes the Committee's roles and responsibilities in greater detail. If you wish to participate, you are welcome to review the candidates' statements and submit your choices on the voting page. For the Election committee, MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 08:52, 23 November 2015 (UTC)

Regaining access to deleted page Great American Canyon Band[edit]

Hi there Jay. I'm hoping to gain access to a page I created under Great American Canyon Band. I'm a new user and this was my first page, I'm just learning the wiki requirements and formatting norms. I was directed to Wikipedia administrators willing to provide copies of deleted articles page that could grant me access to that deleted page - is that possible? I would like to make edits/additions and add more sources so that the band page is shown to be notable under the WP:BAND guidelines. Thanks! Sarahk.odo (talk) 22:34, 23 November 2015 (UTC)

Thanks for checking in Jay. I'm currently edited the page under my user page where another admin placed it. I would like to save what I have and get help/input on the page before making it public. If I save the 'save page' will that allow admins to edit/advise before deleting the page? Thanks!Sarahk.odo (talk) 17:15, 24 November 2015 (UTC)

Replaceable fair use File:Xerces blue.jpg[edit]

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Thanks for uploading File:Xerces blue.jpg. I noticed that this file is being used under a claim of fair use. However, I think that the way it is being used fails the first non-free content criterion. This criterion states that files used under claims of fair use may have no free equivalent; in other words, if the file could be adequately covered by a freely-licensed file or by text alone, then it may not be used on Wikipedia. If you believe this file is not replaceable, please:

  1. Go to the file description page and add the text {{di-replaceable fair use disputed|<your reason>}} below the original replaceable fair use template, replacing <your reason> with a short explanation of why the file is not replaceable.
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If you have uploaded other non-free media, consider checking that you have specified how these media fully satisfy our non-free content criteria. You can find a list of description pages you have edited by clicking on this link. Note that even if you follow steps 1 and 2 above, non-free media which could be replaced by freely licensed alternatives will be deleted 2 days after this notification (7 days if uploaded before 13 July 2006), per the non-free content policy. If you have any questions, please ask them at the Media copyright questions page. Thank you. – Finnusertop (talkcontribs) 19:57, 9 May 2016 (UTC)

Extended confirmed protection[edit]

Padlock-blue.svg Hello, Jay. 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.
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Two-Factor Authentication now available for admins[edit]

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Please note that TOTP based two-factor authentication is now available for all administrators. In light of the recent compromised accounts, you are encouraged to add this additional layer of security to your account. It may be enabled on your preferences page in the "User profile" tab under the "Basic information" section. For basic instructions on how to enable two-factor authentication, please see the developing help page for additional information. Important: Be sure to record the two-factor authentication key and the single use keys. If you lose your two factor authentication and do not have the keys, it's possible that your account will not be recoverable. Furthermore, you are encouraged to utilize a unique password and two-factor authentication for the email account associated with your Wikimedia account. This measure will assist in safeguarding your account from malicious password resets. Comments, questions, and concerns may be directed to the thread on the administrators' noticeboard. MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 20:33, 12 November 2016 (UTC)

A new user right for New Page Patrollers[edit]

Hi Jay.

A new user group, New Page Reviewer, has been created in a move to greatly improve the standard of new page patrolling. The user right can be granted by any admin at PERM. It is highly recommended that admins look beyond the simple numerical threshold and satisfy themselves that the candidates have the required skills of communication and an advanced knowledge of notability and deletion. Admins are automatically included in this user right.

It is anticipated that this user right will significantly reduce the work load of admins who patrol the performance of the patrollers. However,due to the complexity of the rollout, some rights may have been accorded that may later need to be withdrawn, so some help will still be needed to some extent when discovering wrongly applied deletion tags or inappropriate pages that escape the attention of less experienced reviewers, and above all, hasty and bitey tagging for maintenance. User warnings are available here but very often a friendly custom message works best.

If you have any questions about this user right, don't hesitate to join us at WT:NPR. (Sent to all admins).MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 13:47, 15 November 2016 (UTC)

ArbCom Elections 2016: Voting now open![edit]

Scale of justice 2.svg Hello, Jay. Voting in the 2016 Arbitration Committee elections is open from Monday, 00:00, 21 November through Sunday, 23:59, 4 December to all unblocked users who have registered an account before Wednesday, 00:00, 28 October 2016 and have made at least 150 mainspace edits before Sunday, 00:00, 1 November 2016.

The Arbitration Committee is the panel of editors responsible for conducting the Wikipedia arbitration process. It has the authority to impose binding solutions to disputes between editors, primarily for serious conduct disputes the community has been unable to resolve. This includes the authority to impose site bans, topic bans, editing restrictions, and other measures needed to maintain our editing environment. The arbitration policy describes the Committee's roles and responsibilities in greater detail.

If you wish to participate in the 2016 election, please review the candidates' statements and submit your choices on the voting page. Mdann52 (talk) 22:08, 21 November 2016 (UTC)

ArbCom Elections 2016: Voting now open![edit]

Scale of justice 2.svg Hello, Jay. Voting in the 2016 Arbitration Committee elections is open from Monday, 00:00, 21 November through Sunday, 23:59, 4 December to all unblocked users who have registered an account before Wednesday, 00:00, 28 October 2016 and have made at least 150 mainspace edits before Sunday, 00:00, 1 November 2016.

The Arbitration Committee is the panel of editors responsible for conducting the Wikipedia arbitration process. It has the authority to impose binding solutions to disputes between editors, primarily for serious conduct disputes the community has been unable to resolve. This includes the authority to impose site bans, topic bans, editing restrictions, and other measures needed to maintain our editing environment. The arbitration policy describes the Committee's roles and responsibilities in greater detail.

If you wish to participate in the 2016 election, please review the candidates' statements and submit your choices on the voting page. MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 22:08, 21 November 2016 (UTC)

Administrators' newsletter - February 2017[edit]

News and updates for administrators from the past month (January 2017). This first issue is being sent out to all administrators, if you wish to keep receiving it please subscribe. Your feedback is welcomed.

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  • When performing some administrative actions the reason field briefly gave suggestions as text was typed. This change has since been reverted so that issues with the implementation can be addressed. (T34950)
  • Following the latest RfC concluding that Pending Changes 2 should not be used on the English Wikipedia, an RfC closed with consensus to remove the options for using it from the page protection interface, a change which has now been made. (T156448)
  • The Foundation has announced a new community health initiative to combat harassment. This should bring numerous improvements to tools for admins and CheckUsers in 2017.

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  • JohnCD (John Cameron Deas) passed away on 30 December 2016. John began editing Wikipedia seriously during 2007 and became an administrator in November 2009.

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Muurame, Finland[edit]

Muurame, Finland is created by italics font, why? Can you change it to normal? And does it need to be categorized to municipalities of Central Finland? Aguilus (talk) 08:31, 22 February 2017 (UTC)

Administrators' newsletter – May 2017[edit]

News and updates for administrators from the past month (April 2017).

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Administrators' newsletter – June 2017[edit]

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Administrators' newsletter – July 2017[edit]

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  • A newly revamped database report can help identify users who may be eligible to be autopatrolled.
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Administrators' newsletter – August 2017[edit]

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Administrators' newsletter – September 2017[edit]

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  • You will now get a notification when someone tries to log in to your account and fails. If they try from a device that has logged into your account before, you will be notified after five failed attempts. You can also set in your preferences to get an email when someone logs in to your account from a new device or IP address, which may be encouraged for admins and accounts with sensitive permissions.
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