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Random Smiley Award[edit]

For your contributions to Wikipedia and humanity in general, you are hereby granted the coveted Random Smiley Award.
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I'm sorry, I shouldn't have reverted your last change. I didn't look closely enough at it, I thought you were doing the same edit as before.—Chowbok 12:47, 30 June 2011 (UTC)

Nomination of CDJ-100S for deletion[edit]

A discussion is taking place as to whether the article CDJ-100S is suitable for inclusion in Wikipedia according to Wikipedia's policies and guidelines or whether it should be deleted.

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Merge discussion for SNAFU [edit]

Information.svg An article that you have been involved in editing, SNAFU , has been proposed for a merge with another article. If you are interested in the merge discussion, please participate by going here, and adding your comments on the discussion page. Thank you. Cnilep (talk) 01:15, 7 March 2012 (UTC)

How to close an AfD[edit]


I saw your latest comments on the AfDs for the Apple and iOS outlines. Thank you.

By the way, to withdraw a nomination for deletion (AfD) that you have made, add an entry to the end of the voting section, like this:

  • I withdraw my nomination - (explanation/further comments optional). Signature

Then contact an admin who closes AfDs (look at the edit history for a recently closed AfD for who closed it), and he or she will probably be happy to close the AfD. It must be someone who has not participated in the discussion being closed. The Transhumanist 18:13, 16 April 2012 (UTC)

Origins of outlines and their exposure[edit]

Over at AfD, you wrote:

I'd never heard of these "outlines" either, so they need some decent exposure including info on how they came into being on WP.

If you have any ideas on how to improve their exposure, I am very interested.
Outlines have good exposure in their respective subjects, because there are links to the relevant outlines from there. Editors who stick with a specific subject generally don't learn about outlines until one is created for their subject of interest. The current exposure of outlines is:
  1. A link to the outlines page is presented on the contents page which in turn has a link in the sidebar menu displayed on every page of Wikipedia. I tried to get the various content pages directly on the menu, but the community consensus was that one link to all of them was enough. Maybe someday.
  2. A link to the main outline page is included in the navbar menu that appears at the top of the main page for each of the navigation subsystems of Wikipedia (displayed above).
  3. There is a section for outline announcements on the Community Bulletin Board on Wikipedia's Community Portal, our main community page.
  4. Once an outline is created, a link to it is placed in the See also section of the corresponding article, on the corresponding navigation footer, etc.
  5. Outlines are generally categorized at the top of the corresponding category, at the front of the list.
Where did outlines come from? Well we've always had general topics lists on Wikipedia, some were alphabetical and some were structured. But because they competed for the same names, the alphabetical ones were renamed to "Index of", and the structured ones were renamed to "Outline of".
It was the "Lists of basic topics" WikiProject that took the initiative to clean up that mess. They ran into the odd problem that the basic lists they were developing continued to grow – editors simply wouldn't stop editing them! Wikipedia isn't set up to be static, and so the "basic" lists started to become more comprehensive than the corresponding "Lists of topics". It was as embarrassing as it was awkward. So, first they renamed them to topical outlines, but that reminded too many people of fruit toppings and skin cream, so they finally renamed them to "Outline of". While they were at it, they renamed most of the other topics lists as well (either to outlines or indexes).
The first general topics lists were created in 2001. We didn't have the category system back then and lists were the main type of navigation page. The basic topics lists (there were about 50 of them) were initially created back then too, by Larry Sanger (a co-founder of Wikipedia), as wish lists of red links from which to build new articles in major subject areas. The links quickly turned blue and the lists were forgotten. In 2005 they were rediscovered and moved to article space as Lists of basic topics. A WikiProject was formed and a standard format was developed for them. In 2008 they were renamed to "Topical outline of" and in 2009 to "Outline of", with slight modification to their standard format. Around the same time, the alphabetical topics lists were renamed to "Index of".
There are currently about 520 "Index of" pages and over 540 "Outline of" articles.
I hope this helps clarifies things for you. If you come up with any exposure ideas, please let me know. Thank you. The Transhumanist 00:01, 21 April 2012 (UTC)

Moves re Retina Display[edit]

Cut and paste moves aren't the way to do it as they do not preserve the edit history. See WP:MOVE. If the redirect is the issue, see WP:MOR for info. Thanks. --Jtalledo (talk) 04:29, 5 September 2012 (UTC)

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Trying to do 3 things: (a) Delete wrongly created Retina Displays, (b) Move Retina display to a current redirect page Retina Display, (c) After doing b, then redirect Retina display back to Retina Display instead?? Mucked around hours ago, and nothing has happened?! Read the help but don't get it. Jimthing (talk) 11:17, 5 September 2012 (UTC)

I'll sort this out for you, give me a couple of minutes. Yunshui  11:54, 5 September 2012 (UTC)
Yes check.svg Done Yunshui  11:57, 5 September 2012 (UTC)

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WikiProject Apple Inc./iOS task force[edit]

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Would you like to become a member of WikiProject Apple Inc. – iOS task force? Seeing your recent edits to iOS-related articles, I thought you might be interested.

––  Talk  Contribs  22:21, 21 September 2012 (UTC)

Notice of Dispute resolution discussion[edit]


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Would continuing the discussion be necessary? The thread is still open. ~~Ebe123~~ → report 01:43, 29 December 2012 (UTC)

Black Mirror[edit]

Sorry, quick question: I'm confused as to why both the Channel 4 links should be there; they both point to the same file, they're not separate sites. Why is it necessary to link to a static redirect? drewmunn talk 20:06, 26 February 2013 (UTC)

Nomination of Control Center for deletion[edit]

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Notice of Edit warring noticeboard discussion[edit]

Information icon Hello. This message is being sent to inform you that there is currently a discussion involving you at Wikipedia:Administrators' noticeboard/Edit warring regarding a possible violation of Wikipedia's policy on edit warring. The thread is Wikipedia:Administrators' noticeboard/Edit warring#User:Jimthing reported by User:Walter Görlitz (Result: ). Thank you. Walter Görlitz (talk) 20:32, 22 October 2013 (UTC)

I have closed the AN3 report without taking any action against either editor. Instead I have protected the article. You both need to discuss in talk and attract other comments towards a consensus. If at any time you feel you have done this, I can look at lifting the protection. You need to be especially careful as you broke WP:3RR which is usually regarded as a bright-line blocking issue. Please don't do this again. Best wishes,--John (talk) 22:10, 22 October 2013 (UTC)

A barnstar for you![edit]

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For your cooperation [1][2] Frze > talk 14:15, 25 October 2013 (UTC)

iPad Mini[edit]

Did you decide what to do with iPad Mini and iPad Mini (1st generation)? I thought the first article should redirect to the second, but perhaps you have other plans? Frmorrison (talk) 21:35, 4 November 2013 (UTC)

I've proposed redirecting iPad Mini (1st generation) back to iPad Mini. You're welcome to join the discussion at Talk:iPad Mini (1st generation)#Redirect back to iPad Mini. - Josh (talk | contribs) 15:36, 11 December 2013 (UTC)

Looping redirects[edit]

Your page moves are causing articles' redirects to loop. I've already fixed one of them, and I just found another. gsk 07:53, 4 February 2014 (UTC)

Same. Please don't intentionally point to redirects. Walter Görlitz (talk) 08:09, 4 February 2014 (UTC)

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Hello, Jimthing. You have new messages at Talk:IPad.
Message added 01:39, 5 February 2014 (UTC). You can remove this notice at any time by removing the {{Talkback}} or {{Tb}} template.

I'm not sure if my mentioning your name flagged the discussion, but I thought you might like to participate. Walter Görlitz (talk) 01:39, 5 February 2014 (UTC)

Template:Apple again?[edit]

Look, I have never seen anyone feeling having won a discussion that involves edit warring or a trace thereof. Believe me, being blocked is most unlikely and yet the most forgiving outcome than can happen. You are yet to see what Wikipedia can do to a person who hits revert button instead of working towards a consensus.

Discuss first, edit afterwards. If your discussion has reached a dead end, your next stop is WP:3O. Fleet Command (talk) 19:14, 18 March 2014 (UTC)

Hello! There is a DR/N request you may have interest in.[edit]


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About your recent move request on WP:RM/TR[edit]

I went ahead and formatted your move request for IPad Mini (second generation) so that it appears properly on WP:RM/TR. For future reference, some instructions on how to post these types of moves are located on the WP:RM/TR page, as well as usually as hidden text when editing the page/inputting a request. Steel1943 (talk) 20:46, 24 March 2014 (UTC)

Speedy deletion nomination of Restless Soul (record producer)[edit]

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A tag has been placed on Restless Soul (record producer) requesting that it be speedily deleted from Wikipedia. This has been done under section A7 of the criteria for speedy deletion, because the article appears to be about a person or group of people, but it does not indicate how or why the subject is important or significant: that is, why an article about that subject should be included in an encyclopedia. Under the criteria for speedy deletion, such articles may be deleted at any time. Please read more about what is generally accepted as notable.

If you think this page should not be deleted for this reason, you may contest the nomination by visiting the page and clicking the button labelled "Click here to contest this speedy deletion". This will give you the opportunity to explain why you believe the page should not be deleted. However, be aware that once a page is tagged for speedy deletion, it may be removed without delay. Please do not remove the speedy deletion tag from the page yourself, but do not hesitate to add information in line with Wikipedia's policies and guidelines. If the page is deleted, and you wish to retrieve the deleted material for future reference or improvement, you can place a request here. Epeefleche (talk) 03:30, 26 March 2014 (UTC)

Moved to userspace[edit]

I've moved the article to your userspace at User:Jimthing/Restless Soul (artist/label) so you can work on it at your leisure. The big thing to remember is that you'll have to show notability per WP:ORG by way of reliable sources, but at least with it in the userspace you'll have plenty of time and won't have to worry about it being deleted before you're finished. Tokyogirl79 (。◕‿◕。) 04:13, 26 March 2014 (UTC)

Sorry about the HTML comment[edit]

Hi. I could swear I copied and pasted your entire proposal ad-hoc. Sorry if the comment was somehow left out. By the way, if we are to go absolutely by the book, we also have to wait for FleetCommand's consent but judging by her modus operandi, I doubt it is necessary. I think WP:SILENCE applies here. Best regards,
Codename Lisa (talk) 23:06, 10 April 2014 (UTC)

Soliciting comment...[edit]

Hi! Would you be interested in reviewing my FA nomination for the article Of Human Feelings? The article is about a jazz album by Ornette Coleman, and the criteria for FA articles is at WP:FACR. If not, feel free to ignore this message. Cheers! Dan56 (talk) 14:46, 11 July 2014 (UTC)

Babita Sharma's birthdate[edit]

You keep adding a birthdate to the Babita Sharma article. I can't tell what "PO" is, but other than that you didn't cite any references. Please do not add information on living persons without a reliable source, particularly keeping WP:BLPPRIMARY in mind. Please also keep in mind that the burden of evidence rests with the editor who wants to add information. Huon (talk) 12:34, 3 October 2015 (UTC)

ArbCom elections are now open![edit]

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