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Regards Jojan; I was looking for an active administrators who can help me with this draft: Has been several weeks backlogged, I took my chances if it get not approved. Same article is on other 5 wikipedias... Please, hope you can help! :) Thanks in advance Bnotepr (talk) 04:20, 23 January 2015 (UTC)

I think the article has improved a lot since its submission was declined. It is now ready to be moved to the main space. JoJan (talk) 16:18, 23 January 2015 (UTC)

What do you think JoJan?[edit]

About that new stub Lumaca romana, Roman snails in a historical context. The text was almost unintelligible until I fixed the prose, and this stub has no references. Should this be merged, deleted or what? Invertzoo (talk) 14:29, 8 February 2015 (UTC)

I have no problem with this article. I looked into "De Re rustica" and could find no more references to snails. It looks like this Fulvius Lupinus was quite famous in his time for his farming of boars, badgers, weasels and other wild animals. All this says something about the way the Old Romans lived, but nothing about a scientific description of snails. Perhaps it can be incorporated into escargot or, even better, into heliculture JoJan (talk) 14:16, 9 February 2015 (UTC)

I merged the info into Heliciculture, although I must say I forgot to try to include the article history into the article history of Heliciculture, and in fact I can't remember how I am supposed to do that... Please JoJan would you fix that as needed if possible, and also delete the article page and the talk page? Thanks so much. Invertzoo (talk) 17:02, 9 February 2015 (UTC)

There is no need to. The redirect solved this all. The history stays with the redirect. JoJan (talk) 15:38, 10 February 2015 (UTC)

Great! Thanks! Invertzoo (talk) 17:43, 11 February 2015 (UTC)

long time no see![edit]

Dank je voor het verwijderen van mijn gebruikerspagina, te vervangen door de globale. Goed te zien dat je hier sysop bent. Ellywa (talk) 18:42, 24 February 2015 (UTC)

Ja, Elly, het is al ongeveer 10 jaar geleden op een vergadering in Utrecht. Maar ik heb nog steeds een goede herinnering aan jou. Beste groetjes. JoJan (talk) 12:11, 25 February 2015 (UTC)

Forking a cone article[edit]

Dear JoJan, I hope you are doing well.

I see that User:Shellnut has created a fork of Conasprella edpetuchi, the new article being Dalliconus edpetuchi. Shellnut has not been active during the last 12 months on Wikipedia, and before that he was still a fairly new editor. It seems he does not understand that creating a duplicate article under a different name is not an acceptable way to change things on Wikipedia.

Shellnut was one of the junior authors of this taxon, and he thinks that because it was published as Dalliconus edpetuchi and supposedly no paper has been published since then to change that genus assignment, that it must stay in its original genus. However the taxonomists at WoRMS feel that this species should be classified under Conasprella.

I hope that you can explain this situation to him, as you are an admin, and I think he would take it better coming from you rather than from me. Invertzoo (talk) 17:20, 6 March 2015 (UTC)

I have advised him to take up contact with dr. Puillandre or dr. Bouchet and discuss this matter. Until this is resolved, I won't change anything. JoJan (talk) 09:00, 8 March 2015 (UTC)

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Hi JoJan. I have noticed your interest in translation, not only as a result of all your contributions to flora and fauna but also in connection with your excellent biographies and articles about churches. You might like to become a member of WP:Intertranswiki and, as a native Dutch speaker, its Dutch component (perhaps also the French component?). We have recently been trying to revive the project and are looking for ideas on new articles, particularly those from other wikis which are red-linked in English. We also frequently need help in translation (and copy editing) from Dutch.--Ipigott (talk) 08:36, 5 June 2015 (UTC)

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Elysia grandifolia has been nominated for Did You Know[edit]

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Verlenging etalagenominatie?[edit]

Beste JoJan, zou je hier willen reageren? Alvast bedankt! heinGlas z3.pngnlein'' 06:29, 4 November 2015 (UTC)

Conus article, change to cone snails?[edit]

Hello JoJan,

As you probably remember, Conus used to be a massive genus, with over 600 species, but in recent years it has been suggested to split it up into several genera. A 2014 paper attempted to finally stabilize that much-argued over classification, and I believe WoRMS has accepted the suggestions that were in that new paper.

Here is the abstract of the 2014 paper that gives the new, currently definitive, classification:

So... I thought I should change our Conus article so that it would become a general article on Cone snails in the popular sense of the word. Conus does still exists as a genus, but smaller than it used to be. Today I fixed the Conus article so it could be a general article on Cone snails in the common use of the term, but I can't change the name of the article without help from an administrator. Perhaps I do not have the right idea and instead I should turn Conus into a small article about the new smaller genus Conus, and then copy the old article in its cleaned-up form into a new article called Cone snails??? How do you think I should handle this first step?

Many thanks, Invertzoo (talk) 13:52, 10 November 2015 (UTC)

I'm afraid you have it wrong. It's just the reverse. The 115 genera in the Conidae have been reduced by this paper into four genera: Conus, Conasprella, Profundiconus and Californiconus (with Conus alone encompassing about 85% of known species), with a large number of subgenera. I've been working on the Conidae and especially Conus for almost a year to bring wikipedia up-to-date, relying on this very paper you mention (of which I have the full text). Therefore Conus cannot be a general article on cone snails. If you agree with this I'll revert the change. JoJan (talk) 15:42, 10 November 2015 (UTC)

I think you misunderstood what I was saying. Yes. Cone snails started out as all being in one genus until quite recently, then went to 115, then went to 6 living genera according to WoRMS as of today. The difficulty is not about that, but is about knowing what to do with the Conus article. It is not a bad article about Cone snails in general in the popular sense of the word, but it is no good at all as an article on what is now the genus Conus sensu stricto. So... what should we do with it? Invertzoo (talk) 00:19, 11 November 2015 (UTC)

We need an article about the genus Conus in the new strict sense, but this article is not that at all! So what should we do? If we turn Conus into an article about the genus Conus in the up-to-date sense, the article would be 100% different from what it is now. So what should we do with the content that is in the current article? My idea is to keep it as a general article about cone snails in the common sense of the word. If you don't like that idea, what should we do -- simply delete all that content? Invertzoo (talk) 00:24, 11 November 2015 (UTC)

Yes, a slight misunderstanding. There should be an article about cone snails in general and a different one about the genus Conus (and all its subgenera). JoJan (talk) 09:15, 11 November 2015 (UTC)

I am sorry, I am still not making myself clear. I suppose that is my fault for not expressing myself more clearly. I totally agree with you about the fact that there should be two articles: one on the genus Conus and one on "Cone snails". Because you are an administrator I need you to help me with this. For example, I can't "move" the current article to the title "Cone snails" without the help of an administrator. I also obviously don't want to copy and paste the content into a new article called "Cone snails". So what should I do? That is what I have been trying to ask all along. Thanks. Invertzoo (talk) 14:16, 11 November 2015 (UTC)

Now I see the problem. I've moved "Cone snail" to "Cone snail (disambiguation)", then I deleted "Cone snail". Then I moved "Conus" to "Cone snail" and deleted "Conus". Now the article "Conus " can be recreated for the genus Conus. This should do it. JoJan (talk) 14:36, 11 November 2015 (UTC)

Fantastic!!! That is just what was needed. Thank you so much JoJan! Invertzoo (talk) 15:38, 12 November 2015 (UTC)

Should I start a Conus genus article, or would you rather I let you do that? Invertzoo (talk) 15:42, 12 November 2015 (UTC)

Please do. As you know I'm working on articles about the species. And at the same time I want to upload almost 200 photos I've made in Split, Croatia. And first, each photo (after having been edited) has to be described accurately (not an easy task) and then I have to work and add to the articles about the described items, such as Diocletian's Palace which lacks a lot in the description of the interior of the cathedral. Work aplenty. JoJan (talk) 16:06, 12 November 2015 (UTC)

I made a very tiny stub of an article on Conus. It needs an automatic taxobox, and a lot more other work, but at least it is better than nothing at all. In June I was part of a Dutch Marine Biodiversity Expedition to the island of Sint Eustatius for 3 weeks, and I am still working on creating the publications necessary from the results of that expedition. I will not be finished with that for another 6 months. Invertzoo (talk) 01:15, 13 November 2015 (UTC)

Another question[edit]

And what should we do about the article List of Conus species? Invertzoo (talk) 02:17, 11 November 2015 (UTC)

This article should stay as it is. Conus species are species within the genus Conus. This list is not in relation with cone snails in general. For the last year I've been adding new species, bringing names into synonymy and moving species from formerly accepted genera to their new names within Conus. I haven't added the finishing touch to this article yet - I've reached Conus nux. It will take another couple of months before I reach the end. JoJan (talk) 09:22, 11 November 2015 (UTC)

OK good. Thanks for all your excellent work. Invertzoo (talk) 14:10, 11 November 2015 (UTC)

Cone snail[edit]

This currently leads to a disambiguation page, so if we create an article with the name Cone snail, that disambiguation page will also need changing in some way. Invertzoo (talk) 14:23, 11 November 2015 (UTC)

I don't mind doing these things but I was asking for help both in deciding what to do, and in carrying those decisions out, but only if an administrator's help is necessary. Invertzoo (talk) 14:32, 11 November 2015 (UTC)


Hello again JoJan, Thank you very much for the major improvements on the article Conus! I worked today on improving the prose and the organization in the article about the family Conidae. I am just wondering if the two different lists in that article (which are both rather long) should stay where they are, or perhaps should be split off into separate articles? What do you think? Invertzoo (talk) 15:47, 13 November 2015 (UTC)

It's perhaps better to keep everything together, so that anyone interested may have a historical overview of the taxonomy within Conidae. JoJan (talk) 16:04, 13 November 2015 (UTC)

OK. Invertzoo (talk) 14:06, 14 November 2015 (UTC)


Hello again JoJan. As we did with Cone snail and Conidae, do you think we need to do something similar with Turridae?

In other words, do we need to separate the info into an article on turrids which is about the old very large, polyphyletic group, (it seems that the common name is still loosely applied to all the new families of "turrids") and then also an article Turridae, which is about the new family and discusses the history of the taxonomy of the group?

Thanks, Invertzoo (talk) 14:16, 14 November 2015 (UTC)

I see no problem if you want to do that. JoJan (talk) 14:25, 14 November 2015 (UTC)

I made a start at there being the two articles. Invertzoo (talk) 14:11, 15 November 2015 (UTC)

Turridae must only contain the genera presently included in the family (See: WoRMS). The article "Turrid" can contain the history of Turridae as it does at this moment. JoJan (talk) 15:51, 15 November 2015 (UTC)

Yes you are right of course. I got side-tracked by the other work I am doing. Invertzoo (talk) 00:02, 19 November 2015 (UTC)

Just now I tried to clean it up. Invertzoo (talk) 00:21, 19 November 2015 (UTC)

Delete request[edit]

Hi JoJan, thank you for deleting {{Roro001}} and {{Roro001/doc}} two days ago. May be I didn't express it understandable and you couldn't see it swift enough: there exist 51 more templates {{Roro002}} to {{Roro901}}, all of them transcluding {{Roro001/doc}} and as well unused and redundant; I requested the deletion of all these templates by explaining it in the DR of the /doc.

I am not knowing a tool to set a DR into many items, as it can be done e.g. at commons with a VFC task. If it will help I can temporarely recreate the /doc causing the categorization of the remaining 51 templates, are something like that, to give you access to this series of templates. But sure you have more possibilities to perform a mass deletion? Hopefully we can get rid of the templates. -- sarang사랑 18:10, 23 November 2015 (UTC)

All templates have now been deleted. JoJan (talk) 08:52, 24 November 2015 (UTC)

Doto onusta[edit]

Hi Jojan, I moved Doto onusta back into current species from synonyms. I know we use WoRMS as the main reference but in this case WoRMS is likely to be wrong, which is why I made the Doto onusta page. I did reference it carefully and I'm currently talking to Serge Gofas (WoRMS editor for Mollusca) about removing it from synonymy. WoRMS tends to slavishly follow fashion, so in some cases it is better to make Wikipedia the honest arbitrator I think. Most synonymies are open to question and the latest work on nudibranchs is showing that many are wrong. BernardP (talk) 15:28, 28 November 2015 (UTC)

Thank you Bernard for your intervention. As you know, I've sent an email to WoRMS about Doto aurita and I sent to you a copy to draw your attention, as you are working at this moment on nudibranchs. But it is not appropriate for Wikipedia to be the arbitrator, even a honest arbitrator (stringent rule: no personal research). And this makes it difficult for us if we want to try to give a scientific report of a genus or species. The only thing we can do is to rapport this to WoRMS or to an expert (such as you doing now with dr. Gofas). I've done this numerous times in the last eleven years and each time an expert malacologist performed the necessary changes in WoRMS. JoJan (talk) 16:00, 28 November 2015 (UTC)

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Restored. JoJan (talk) 14:55, 9 December 2015 (UTC)

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Could you help me, JoJan?[edit]

I have a problem with a new editor who does not understand the guidelines and refuses to discuss anything. Could you take a look and help me decide what is the best thing to do? The article that she started (her sole edits) is currently called, Symposia and workshops on opisthobranchs. Thanks for anything you can suggest. I am going to stop doing anything for a few days as a cooling-off period. Invertzoo (talk) 03:13, 8 March 2016 (UTC)

I think the best solution is to wait and see. Perhaps we have a new expert contributor, perhaps not. Perhaps she needs a helping hand. Let's give her the benefit of doubt and watch her eventual contributions for a while. And if she doesn't want to contribute anymore, well so be it. JoJan (talk) 15:27, 8 March 2016 (UTC)
Thanks JoJan, yes. She will probably forget all about it after a while. Invertzoo (talk) 13:33, 9 March 2016 (UTC)

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Issue 16, February-March 2016
by The Interior (talk · contribs), UY Scuti (talk · contribs)

  • New donations - science, humanities, and video resources
  • Using hashtags in edit summaries - a great way to track a project
  • A new cite archive template, a new coordinator, plus conference and Visiting Scholar updates
  • Metrics for the Wikipedia Library's last three months

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The Interior via MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 15:17, 14 April 2016 (UTC)

Deletion question[edit]

You deleted खरा संभाजी under WP:CSD#A2 (foreign language article that exists on another Wiki). However, I note that hi:खरा संभाजी does not exist. Can you tell me what the foreign article name is that matches this one? WikiDan61ChatMe!ReadMe!! 14:49, 2 May 2016 (UTC)

I can't read Arabic. If this is not A2 then it is A3. JoJan (talk) 14:56, 2 May 2016 (UTC)
The article was not in Arabic, it was in Hindi. I don't have access to the deleted article to know whether it had any content or not, but as an administrator, you should take extra care to know what you're doing before you do it. WikiDan61ChatMe!ReadMe!! 15:42, 2 May 2016 (UTC)
I know that this text was not in Arabic, but the proposer for speedy deletion mentioned that it had an equivalent in Arabic (therefore an A2). I can't read neither Hindi nor Arabic, so I had to rely on what the proposer had mentioned and deleted it under A2. And if not A2, then it was A3, since I had no means of knowing if this was coherent non-English material (as stated in A3). Anyway, this article, written in Hindi (or so you state), does not belong in an English wikipedia but should have been uploaded to a wikipedia in a language of the Indian subcontinent, where it could have been judged on its merits. I hope this ends this discussion. JoJan (talk) 13:25, 3 May 2016 (UTC)
WP:CSD#A3 has nothing to do with the coherency of the language, and is only suitable for article that have no content whatsoever. WP:CSG#G1 covers articles that are incoherent, but it specifically exempts non-English content. Google translate does a fair job of at least providing an idea what an article is about (although for both Arabic and Hindi, it provides very poor English translation). If you are unaware of whether an article merits deletion, you shouldn't delete it. For foreign language articles, you should list it at WP:PNT and allow the translation process to occur before judging the merits of the article. WikiDan61ChatMe!ReadMe!! 13:33, 3 May 2016 (UTC)

A barnstar for you![edit]

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Dear JoJan, thank you for your contributions to Wikipedia, especially your recent creation of Buccinum coronatum. Keep up the good work! You are making a difference here! With regards, AnupamTalk 17:01, 17 May 2016 (UTC)
Thanks. JoJan (talk) 12:00, 18 May 2016 (UTC)

Nudibranchs - Sorry for the extra work![edit]

Hi JoJan, I don't even know how to message you correctly, I hope this works... I am very new to this! It looks like I've created a lot of trouble with my first attempt at adding/improving nudibranch articles - so sorry! It is my first day (now week) on Wikipedia, I was only trying to improve the breadth of the species articles and add some of my personal photos. I thought if I cited SeaSlugForum (which I did every sentence) all would be well, but apparently not. Thank you for salvaging a few of the articles. It looks like the one for Adalaria jannae is already gone completely, and maybe others as well. If someone else with more experience is willing to recreate the pages correctly, I'd be happy to have my photos used.ANudibranchMom (talk) 00:09, 22 May 2016 (UTC)

Don't be discouraged. All beginnings are difficult. As to references, you can only use sources without copyright, such as the World Register of Marine Species. Copyrighted sources can also be used, be then you must rephrase the content in your own words. This can be difficult, because many words in the description of species are specifically chosen or are typical jargon. When you use your own words, the slightest difference may actually describe a different, but closely resembling, species. I advise you to look closely at the existing articles in our project and how they are built and which templates are used. Copy the layout and the templates. Read also the text in Wikipedia:WikiProject Gastropods, especially the sections "How-to info" and "Resources". To start with, I would advise that you create just stubs, such as Tonna alanbeui. Once such an article is created, you can (or anyone else) continue on it and bring it to a higher level, such as Tonna perdix. Your photos are magnificent and don't forget to categorize them properly in the Commons. As to nudibranchs, we also have an expert in our project : User:BernardP, an author of several books on British and European nudibranchs. Soon you'll get the knack of it and you'll love contributing your knowledge and your photos to Wikipedia for all the world to see. JoJan (talk) 11:47, 22 May 2016 (UTC)

2016 Wikimedia Foundation Executive Director Search Community Survey[edit]

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Thank you, The Wikimedia Foundation Executive Director Search Steering Committee via MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 21:49, 1 June 2016 (UTC)

File:Artocarpus.odoratissimus1we.jpg listed for discussion[edit]


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Books & Bytes - Issue 17[edit]

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Books & Bytes
Issue 17, April-May 2016
by The Interior, Ocaasi, UY Scuti, Sadads, and Nikkimaria

  • New donations this month - a German-language legal resource
  • Wikipedia referals to academic citations - news from CrossRef and WikiCite2016
  • New library stats, WikiCon news, a bot to reveal Open Access versions of citations, and more!

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The Interior via MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 02:36, 16 June 2016 (UTC)

File source problem with File:Eibeyew1web.jpg[edit]

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Refer this question to the original uploader User:Sannse. As far as I understand, she made the photo herself. JoJan (talk) 13:13, 21 July 2016 (UTC)

Books & Bytes - Issue 18[edit]

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Books & Bytes
Issue 18, June–July 2016
by The Interior (talk · contribs), Ocaasi, Samwalton9, UY Scuti, and Sadads

  • New donations - Edinburgh University Press, American Psychological Association, Nomos (a German-language database), and more!
  • Spotlight: GLAM and Wikidata
  • TWL attends and presents at International Federation of Library Associations conference, meets with Association of Research Libraries
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The Interior via MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 23:25, 31 August 2016 (UTC)

Extended confirmed protection[edit]

Padlock-blue.svg Hello, JoJan. 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.
  • A bot will post a notification at Wikipedia:Administrators' noticeboard of each use. MusikBot currently does this by updating a report, which is transcluded onto the noticeboard.
Please review the protection policy carefully before using this new level of protection on pages. Thank you.
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A barnstar for you![edit]

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great summary Jgreene1333 (talk) 15:26, 18 October 2016 (UTC)

Books and Bytes - Issue 19[edit]

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Books & Bytes
Issue 19, September–October 2016
by Nikkimaria, Sadads and UY Scuti

  • New and expanded donations - Foreign Affairs, Open Edition, and many more
  • New Library Card Platform and Conference news
  • Spotlight: Fixing one million broken links

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19:07, 1 November 2016 (UTC)

Two-Factor Authentication now available for admins[edit]


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 JoJan.

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, JoJan. 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)

A very incorrect ID on an image[edit]

Dear JoJan, I hope you are doing well, and happy holidays. What is the correct thing to do about this problem:

Thanks, Invertzoo (talk) 14:11, 30 December 2016 (UTC)

I've put it in the Commons in the category:Unidentified Rissoinidae and replaced the image in the article with the original image by the author. Best wishes for the New Year 2017. JoJan (talk) 16:44, 30 December 2016 (UTC)
Thanks so much and same to you too. :). Invertzoo (talk) 17:16, 1 January 2017 (UTC)

Books and Bytes - Issue 20[edit]

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Books & Bytes
Issue 20, November-December 2016
by Nikkimaria (talk · contribs), Ocaasi (talk · contribs), UY Scuti (talk · contribs), Samwalton9 (talk · contribs)

  • Partner resource expansions
  • New search tool for finding TWL resources
  • #1lib1ref 2017
  • Wikidata Visiting Scholar

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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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Administrators' newsletter – March 2017[edit]

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

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  • A recent query shows that only 16% of administrators on the English Wikipedia have enabled two-factor authentication. If you haven't already enabled it please consider doing so.
  • Cookie blocks should be deployed to the English Wikipedia soon. This will extend the current autoblock system by setting a cookie for each block, which will then autoblock the user after they switch accounts under a new IP.
  • A bot will now automatically place a protection template on protected pages when admins forget to do so.

Sent by MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 05:14, 1 March 2017 (UTC)

Your sea snails template[edit]

Hi JoJan, it seems you are producing articles about sea snails from some kind of template. Could you please adjust that template so that 'External links' come last as per MOS:ORDER? Much appreciated. Schwede66 19:37, 17 March 2017 (UTC)

These articles have been (painstakingly) produced manually since 2011 when the Ganeshbot became no longe active. I'll keep your recommendation in mind. JoJan (talk) 14:57, 18 March 2017 (UTC)

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Taxonomy continued[edit]

Hi, I thought it better to comment here rather than on the talk page of an article, since it's more general. I do understand very well the points you made at Talk:Truncatelloidea#Marine?. There simply aren't enough active editors left now in most organism wikiprojects – other than birds and dinosaurs, it seems – to keep up with developments in taxonomy.

I don't usually look at gastropod articles. It all started when I tried to discover from the English Wikipedia how to classify a gastropod found for the first time in a local nature reserve for which I maintain checklists, namely Bithynia tentaculata. Unfortunately, as of right now, the species article, the genus article, Bithynia, and the family article, Bithyniidae, all have taxoboxes with different classifications. The genus article is worst, because although it claims one is a clade, it has two taxa with names at the rank of superfamily. It did actually have an automatic taxobox, which was removed and replaced by a monstrosity with multiple lines as a single parameter value in this edit. Presumably when you made this edit, you should have removed "Rissooidea" from the taxobox, but one side effect of not using separate parameters for all the ranks/clades is that it's easy to miss duplication. Anyway, perhaps you can fix these three articles, even if it's only a very small drop in a large ocean of taxonomic problems. :-) Peter coxhead (talk) 22:02, 31 March 2017 (UTC)

I changed the taxoboxes to automated taxoboxes, containing the taxonomy as indicated in WoRMS JoJan (talk) 17:34, 1 April 2017 (UTC)
Great! I'll get back to spiders... Peter coxhead (talk) 21:45, 1 April 2017 (UTC)

Administrators' newsletter – April 2017[edit]

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

Administrator changes

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Guideline and policy news

  • Following a discussion on the backlog of unpatrolled files, consensus was found to create a new user right for autopatrolling file uploads. Implementation progress can be tracked on Phabricator.
  • The BLPPROD grandfather clause, which stated that unreferenced biographies of living persons were only eligible for proposed deletion if they were created after March 18, 2010, has been removed following an RfC.
  • An RfC has closed with consensus to allow proposed deletion of files. The implementation process is ongoing.
  • After an unsuccessful proposal to automatically grant IP block exemption, consensus was found to relax the criteria for granting the user right from needing it to wanting it.

Technical news

  • After a recent RfC, moved pages will soon be featured in a queue similar to Special:NewPagesFeed and require patrolling. Moves by administrators, page movers, and autopatrolled editors will be automatically marked as patrolled.
  • Cookie blocks have been deployed. This extends the current autoblock system by setting a cookie for each block, which will then autoblock the user if they switch accounts, even under a new IP.

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April 2017[edit]

Information icon Hi, and thank you for your contributions to Wikipedia. It appears that you tried to give Brachycythara beatriceae a different title by copying its content and pasting either the same content, or an edited version of it, into another page with a different name. This is known as a "cut-and-paste move", and it is undesirable because it splits the page history, which is legally required for attribution. Instead, the software used by Wikipedia has a feature that allows pages to be moved to a new title together with their edit history.

In most cases, once your account is four days old and has ten edits, you should be able to move an article yourself using the "Move" tab at the top of the page (the tab may be hidden in a dropdown menu for you). This both preserves the page history intact and automatically creates a redirect from the old title to the new. If you cannot perform a particular page move yourself this way (e.g. because a page already exists at the target title), please follow the instructions at requested moves to have it moved by someone else. Also, if there are any other pages that you moved by copying and pasting, even if it was a long time ago, please list them at Wikipedia:Requests for history merge. Thank you. Dl2000 (talk) 21:44, 4 April 2017 (UTC)

Books and Bytes - Issue 21[edit]

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Books & Bytes
Issue 21, January-March 2017
by Nikkimaria (talk · contribs), Ocaasi (talk · contribs), UY Scuti (talk · contribs), Samwalton9 (talk · contribs), Sadads (talk · contribs)

  • #1lib1ref 2017
  • Wikipedia Library User Group
  • Wikipedia + Libraries at Wikimedia Conference 2017
  • Spotlight: Library Card Platform

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