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MfD nomination of Wikipedia:Timeshift channels[edit]

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It can now be found at User:Launchballer/Timeshift channels. CambridgeBayWeather, Uqaqtuq (talk), Sunasuttuq 06:40, 14 April 2017 (UTC)

Dominic Frisby[edit]

Finally live: Dominic Frisby. Fences&Windows 23:18, 21 April 2017 (UTC)

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The Signpost: 9 June 2017[edit]

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Trackstarz listed at Redirects for discussion[edit]

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An editor has asked for a discussion to address the redirect Trackstarz. Since you had some involvement with the Trackstarz redirect, you might want to participate in the redirect discussion if you have not already done so. — Quasar G. 10:45, 3 July 2017 (UTC)

The Signpost: 15 July 2017[edit]

Proposed deletion of Narayan (song)[edit]

Hello, Launchballer. I wanted to let you know that I’m proposing an article that you started, Narayan (song), for deletion because I don't think it meets our criteria for inclusion. If you don't want the article deleted:

  1. edit the page
  2. remove the text that looks like this: {{proposed deletion/dated...}}
  3. save the page

Also, be sure to explain why you think the article should be kept in your edit summary or on the article's talk page. If you don't do so, it may be deleted later anyway.

You can leave a note on my talk page if you have questions.

DrStrauss talk 13:22, 18 July 2017 (UTC)

DrStrauss: Go and notify the creator of the article.--Launchballer 17:18, 18 July 2017 (UTC)
I was using Page Curation... are yon not the creator? DrStrauss talk 17:21, 18 July 2017 (UTC)
No, that would be 2stopwhispering. It came to me because I created the redirect but you should post this on his talk page instead of mine. Not, given the most recent warning he's been given, that he would necessarily read it…--Launchballer 01:28, 19 July 2017 (UTC)

The Signpost: 5 August 2017[edit]

The Signpost: 6 September 2017[edit]

Nomination of Dionne Rakeem for deletion[edit]

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

The article will be discussed at Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Dionne Rakeem until a consensus is reached, and anyone is welcome to contribute to the discussion. The nomination will explain the policies and guidelines which are of concern. The discussion focuses on high-quality evidence and our policies and guidelines.

Users may edit the article during the discussion, including to improve the article to address concerns raised in the discussion. However, do not remove the article-for-deletion notice from the top of the article. — Zawl 15:07, 24 September 2017 (UTC)

The Signpost: 25 September 2017[edit]

The Signpost: 23 October 2017[edit]

The Signpost: 24 November 2017[edit]

New article Aisha Toussaint[edit]

Hi there - I had noticed a couple of tiny errors when you'd created the page - the most notable one is that the link of James Mackenzie pointed me to the disambiguation page which I have fixed. At first I did not believe about the birth country until I have seen one of the references saying that would be correct. Let the challenge ... begin. Iggy (talk) 20:47, 27 November 2017 (UTC)

ArbCom 2017 election voter message[edit]

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The Signpost: 18 December 2017[edit]

Precious four year![edit]

Precious
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Four years!

with best wishes! --Gerda Arendt (talk) 09:07, 28 December 2017 (UTC)

Your signature[edit]

Please be aware that your signature uses deprecated <font> tags, which are causing Obsolete HTML tags lint errors. Your signature is also causing Tidy bug affecting font tags wrapping links.

You are encouraged to change

<span style="background:#FF0;font-family:Rockwell Extra Bold">[[User:Launchballer|<font color="#00F">Laun</font>]][[User talk:Launchballer|<font color="#00F">chba</font>]][[Special:Contributions/Launchballer|<font color="#00F">ller</font>]]</span> : Launchballer

to

<span style="background:#FF0;font-family:Rockwell Extra Bold">[[User:Launchballer|<span style="color:#00F">Laun</span>]][[User talk:Launchballer|<span style="color:#00F">chba</span>]][[Special:Contribs/Launchballer|<span style="color:#00F">ller</span>]]</span> : Launchballer

However, that won't work, as it exceeds by 5 the limit of 255 characters. Possible workarounds:

  • use a shorter font name
  • include bold or italics, which paradoxically allow for shorter declarations:
<span style="background:#FF0;font-family:Rockwell Extra Bold">[[User:Launchballer|<b style="color:#00F">Laun</b>]][[User talk:Launchballer|<b style="color:#00F">chba</b>]][[Special:Contribs/Launchballer|<b style="color:#00F">ller</b>]]</span> : Launchballer
<span style="background:#FF0;font-family:Rockwell Extra Bold">[[User:Launchballer|<i style="color:#00F">Laun</i>]][[User talk:Launchballer|<i style="color:#00F">chba</i>]][[Special:Contribs/Launchballer|<i style="color:#00F">ller</i>]]</span> : Launchballer

If neither of those are acceptable, ping me and I'll see what else I can come up with. —Anomalocaris (talk) 21:36, 29 December 2017 (UTC)

Anomalocaris (talk) 21:36, 29 December 2017 (UTC)

I really can't take a diatribe on signatures seriously from a user who's signed his post twice. In theory, Launchballer should work, and I am at a loss as to why my Preferences tells me "Invalid raw signature. Check HTML tags.".--Launchballer 22:48, 29 December 2017 (UTC)
Sorry about double-signing the previous post. Your proposed signature doesn't work because the signature tester won't allow style markup that isn't in quotes. Putting your proposed markup
<span style="background:#FF0;font-family:Rockwell Extra Bold">[[User:Launchballer|<span style=color:#00F>Laun</span>]][[User talk:Launchballer|<span style=color:#00F>chba</span>]][[Special:Contribs/Launchballer|<span style=color:#00F>ller</span>]]</span> : Launchballer
in quotes yields:
<span style="background:#FF0;font-family:Rockwell Extra Bold">[[User:Launchballer|<span style="color:#00F">Laun</span>]][[User talk:Launchballer|<span style="color:#00F">chba</span>]][[Special:Contribs/Launchballer|<span style="color:#00F">ller</span>]]</span> : Launchballer
but that is 5 characters over the limit. —Anomalocaris (talk) 05:42, 30 December 2017 (UTC)
I've had a rummage through this website. My signature is underlined for most people, so <span style="background:#FF0;font-family:Rockwell Extra Bold">[[User:Launchballer|<u style="color:#00F">Laun</u>]][[User talk:Launchballer|<u style="color:#00F">chba</u>]][[Special:Contribs/Launchballer|<u style="color:#00F">ller</u>]]</span> : Launchballer has the least impact. I've changed it to that. I've got to say, is it displaying in Rockwell Extra Bold for you? It isn't for me. It should look like the font used on my website.--Launchballer 19:31, 30 December 2017 (UTC)
I have a Windows 7 computer and Rockwell Extra Bold is not part of that, and your signature displays in font more like Times New Roman. Thank you for removing the lint from your signature! —Anomalocaris (talk) 01:46, 31 December 2017 (UTC)
Mm. I've just spotted one thing about the signature I don't quite like but can probably live with; the "chba" is underlined on this page, when it doesn't link anywhere. Still, could be worse. Take a look at Rockwell Extra Bold next time you use Microsoft Word.--Launchballer 01:56, 31 December 2017 (UTC)

The Signpost: 16 January 2018[edit]

Nomination for deletion of Template:Andrea Begley[edit]

Ambox warning blue.svgTemplate:Andrea Begley has been nominated for deletion. You are invited to comment on the discussion at the template's entry on the Templates for discussion page. --woodensuperman 16:05, 24 January 2018 (UTC)

The Signpost: 5 February 2018[edit]

The Signpost: 20 February 2018[edit]

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IP block exemption request[edit]

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Accept reason:

Autoblock lifted. NeilN talk to me 13:35, 22 March 2018 (UTC)


This IP address is currently being used by Kingston University. I routinely edit at this institution. Please grant me IP block exemption. (Note to self: I was attempting to merge Tramlink route 5 into Tramlink. When you are next able to edit, finish the job.)--Launchballer 13:13, 22 March 2018 (UTC)

NeilN: I have just tried to request IP block exemption using UTRS and it wouldn't send as my IP address is no longer blocked. Therefore I'm asking you: would you please grant me IP block exemption?--Launchballer 17:16, 22 March 2018 (UTC)
We generally don't make a practice of giving IPBE to people with a history of abusing multiple accounts. The IP you were having trouble with has exactly such an abuse issue right now, so I'd recommend against this. --jpgordon𝄢𝄆 𝄐𝄇 18:40, 22 March 2018 (UTC)
Who has a history of abusing multiple accounts? I had a sockpuppetry problem, but I was unblocked over five years ago.--Launchballer 21:22, 22 March 2018 (UTC)
I prefer leaving the granting of that right to checkusers. --NeilN talk to me 21:33, 22 March 2018 (UTC)

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The Signpost: 26 April 2018[edit]

The Signpost: 24 May 2018[edit]

Chris troutman: You wait four weeks for an issue of the signpost and then two turn up in quick succession. What's going on?--Launchballer 21:37, 24 May 2018 (UTC)
The Signpost is a monthly publication, which is why it's been four weeks since the prior issue. Today's duplication occurred because I misunderstood a step in the publication process. Since I'm new at this task, I stumbled through this. Rest assured, we're ironing out the process so this won't happen again. Chris Troutman (talk) 22:10, 24 May 2018 (UTC)

About "Your M&S Food"[edit]

User:Your M&S Food is already blocked indefinitely because it is a sockpuppet of a rather prolific vandal. There is no need to say anything on its talk page. SemiHypercube (talk) 15:04, 31 May 2018 (UTC)

So it is. In my defense, there were no posts saying "you have been blocked" and I used WP:TWINKLE, so I didn't see the "this user has been blocked" header when I edited the page. Perhaps this is something the makers can do something about?--Launchballer 15:27, 31 May 2018 (UTC)

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Cricket Archive[edit]

Hi there. Unfortunately I do not subscribe to the premium services that Cricket Archive offers and can only access the site via the workarounds which exist - that is to say, pressing Escape before the page completely loads. The same information, however, is visible on his Cricinfo page here if you would rather link to this page as well as the subscription-only service which exists on the page. All the best. Bobo. 04:30, 13 June 2018 (UTC)

DYK for Phipps Bridge[edit]

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The Signpost: 29 June 2018[edit]

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DYK for List of UK Singles Sales Chart number ones[edit]

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Request I need admin help.[edit]

I cannot find an admin currently right off the bat as it as been so long, but I need to get back into my Dark Mistress account as seen on my contribs. I have lost password, and their is no email with it. I need you to find an admin who can help me. I have not edeted Wikiepdia for 4 years on pages, and the last ededit was 2015 on the main page of my account. I am using an an ip address as I do not want to create a new account. --70.35.188.218 (talk) 18:55, 6 July 2018 (UTC)

70.35.188.218 Well I'm not an admin, but with all due respect, the circumstance you describe is exactly the reason why we recommend you provide an email address - for just in case you forget your password! Are you absolutely sure there's no email attached to it? Special:EmailUser/Dark Mistress doesn't tell me there's no valid email address and indeed I've just sent someone an email. What I can't tell you is the address I sent an email to. If I was in your shoes I'd post at the teahouse.--Launchballer 19:07, 6 July 2018 (UTC)

It is me, but I give you permsion to repost it. List the email, as I have forgotten it.

EDIT: I think the old email address is to a yahoo account I also no longer have control of it, as I cannot get it back. Yahoo will not help me. --70.35.188.218 (talk) 20:42, 6 July 2018 (UTC)


I GOT MY Account back. No longer need help. It turned out my current email I use IS the one I use. --Pretty les♀♥, Dark Mistress, talk, 20:51, 6 July 2018 (UTC)

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Re: UK Singles Chart records and statistics[edit]

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The Signpost: 31 July 2018[edit]

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Nomination of Celebrity Fifteen to One for deletion[edit]

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