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hello I'm curious as to a page I read said you were last to edit. But I found a bottle of cologne from my late grandpa. And while doing research I've come across this Paul andre or andre Paul. 

Which the bottle is signed by. It also has the name Corre on it which I also saw in the article. Plus the name" Michel" coincidence? Idk. But I'm curious as to where this came from. And I literally can't find anything about it. Can you help? Did this person perhaps maybe develop a cologne or what have you back then?

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How could a local chapter assist the copyright donation process?[edit]

Hi mailer diablo,

My name is Liang, and I am a board member from Wikimedia Taiwan. We are encountering an issue with OTRS now. Here's the story-- There is a family in our city who get in touch with our chapter, they meet us in person and express that their passed away father left a Taiwanese-Mandarin Dictionary. Their father authorize the dictionary to be printed in paper by a local publisher in 2000 here, and now the copyright is back to the family. Few weeks ago the family contacted Reke, our secretariat of the chapter, to express they want their father's work to be released on Wikimedia projects. They wish to make the work as accessible as possible.

This is a really exciting news for us in the chapter. There are programmer who is working on the modification of the printing files to Wiki source, and there are also some culture events ideas are brainstormed for demonstrating the way to use the dictionary. However, we are not quite sure how to handle this properly with the OTRS process.

Since the members in the family are all elders, it's highly difficult for them to use email to conduct the OTRS process. In the consent email template on Wikicommons, we found the following description: "If you are releasing a work that is not available online, you may be required to provide proof of your identity. If you are releasing a work where you are acting on the copyright holder's behalf, you may be required to provide proof of authorization to work on the copyright holder's behalf." Looks like we can provide some documents to the OTRS team without their direct email, is it correct? If so, then could you give us some previous cases or the paper consent template to show us what kind of "useful proofs" we should provide to the OTRS team.

Thank you for your patience and we are looking for your feedback.

Best,

Liang (WMTW) (talk) 05:08, 31 January 2015 (UTC)

Thank you for the advice, I have sent the permissions-commons@wikimedia.org . --Liang (WMTW) (talk) 15:59, 11 February 2015 (UTC)

A barnstar for you![edit]

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This is the closest one I could find to indicate "Hey, you're still here after all these years: much respect". So, much respect, even respek. Drmies (talk) 15:29, 24 February 2015 (UTC)

Nomination for merging of Template:Infobox train[edit]

Template:Infobox Underground stock has been nominated for merging with Template:Infobox train. You are invited to comment on the discussion at the template's entry on the Templates for discussion page. Thank you. Andy Mabbett (Pigsonthewing); Talk to Andy; Andy's edits 18:51, 14 March 2015 (UTC)


SIR I AM READY FOR THE QUIZ/TEST 223.225.202.26 (talk) 19:28, 27 March 2015 (UTC) Hello Mailer Diablo,

Will you provide an adequate reason for why you deleted the Traditonal Britian Group in 2006? Are you a member?

I do not hereby agree to the following when I press "save page" below: <<By clicking the "Save page" button, you agree to the Terms of Use and you irrevocably agree to release your contribution under the CC BY-SA 3.0 License and the GFDL with the understanding that a hyperlink or URL is sufficient for CC BY-SA 3.0 attribution>> — Preceding unsigned comment added by 69.161.78.193 (talk) 19:40, 23 March 2015 (UTC)

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Atomic Nucleus[edit]

In the second paragraph of this article, it states; the ratio of the nucleus of a hydrogen atom to it's overall size is 145,000:1. This does not compute; the nuclear diameter is 1.75x 10(to-15)M and the overall diameter is 40x 10(to-12)M this calculates to be 22,800:1 which is within 2.5% of the 23,300:1 ratio for U238!!!!!!!! This is a major error and very misleading. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 68.111.152.46 (talk) 10:56, 28 May 2015 (UTC)

Request to use photograph on Clementi Bus Interchange for a smart phone trail[edit]

Dear Sir/Mdm,


I am writing to you to request permission to use your photograph of the old bus interchange in Clementifor a smartphone trail around Clementi that we would be carrying out for students and some members of the public. It is for educational purposes and used to educate our students and public on the rich heritage and history of Clementi Neighbourhood.

Do let me know it if is possible to use the photographs. You can email me at yehidaah_beevi_shaik_a@moe.edu.sg.

regards, Yehidaah HOD/Humanities Clementi Town Sec School — Preceding unsigned comment added by 218.186.114.239 (talk) 01:53, 9 June 2015 (UTC)

  • Sure, as long as you follow the stated license. - Mailer Diablo 07:47, 9 June 2015 (UTC)

Your assistance please...[edit]

You closed Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Church Street as delete.

Could you please restore the revision history?

Almost ten years or so ago a small handful of contributors made a flood of nominations, and another flood of unilateral merges and redirections of articles on Toronto streets and roadways. Reviewing those AFD I see quite a few questionable arguments. I see the nominators claiming the deletions were based on policy, but most of their claims seemed specious, based on hand-waving, not based on policy at all.

In this AFD two of the respondents said "Delete this article on a Church Street, because, so far as I am concerned, the only notable Church Street is my local Church Street." If I were an administrator, and I had closed this AFD, I would have put on my hat as an educator, and explicitly stated I had discounted these opinions where were classic examples of the kinds of bad arguments warned about in WP:Arguments to Avoid.

It is almost ten years later, and almost all the deleted articles are now redirects, or have been turned back into meaningful articles. I've turned a dozen or so of them back into meaningful articles myself, and would have found this a lot easier if I had the original revision history to start from.

If those deletions were done today there is a good chance the deleting administrator would have left the revision history visible, for just this reason. Almost all the roads deleted in this flood of AFD measure up to our notability criteria. Almost all the deletions were made because the 2006 versions were badly written, lacked references, and lacked other information that established their notability. Nevertheless, articles on topics that are notable, should be deleted cautiously, when the sole problem lies with the current article being poorly written or otherwise falling short of our standards.

Restoration of the revision history assists anyone who wants to write an article that does measure up to the standards of 2015.

So, could you please restore the revision history?

Thanks Geo Swan (talk) 20:42, 25 June 2015 (UTC)

  • WRT my request for restoration of the revision history of Church Street (Toronto) -- could you please be explicit here? Did you simply overlook this request? Or did you wish me to interpret your missing reply as your way of telling me to make my request at DRV?
Personally, if you think you had a good reason why you shouldn't agree to restore the history, I would prefer you share it with me now. If I am convinced we will be saving the time and energy of all those fine people who would have ended up reading my request, if you hadn't talked me out of it. Geo Swan (talk) 20:07, 26 July 2015 (UTC)

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Dance Me This[edit]

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Hi,

i want to start a page on West London Deep, i can not do this as you have deleted a page in 2007. Can you help please.

Thanks

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Raphael Lataster[edit]

This page was deleted over eight years ago, but I don't want to contest that deletion process. It's just that Lataster has since stepped up his game, writing several more books and getting various coverages for them. He's fairly indubitably notable now. Blessings!! Pandeist (talk) 23:52, 14 November 2015 (UTC)

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Help me,please.[edit]

Hi I am A9b6008 and I hope you can read my letter.Sorry my English is poor.So if you don't understand my mean. Please check Chinese. I am interested in write wiki in Ban Nan gu (Taiwanese)and it is sure that its website has 44000 information there.But I found that it was too low-quality for its page.And I try to fix that.But I couldn't since it's system use Roma alphabet,not for Chinese word. You are Singapore people,right?Perhaps you can speak a little Taiwanese.It is quite strange for China or Taiwan people to read Roma alphabet. We can't read it and that's why Ban Nan gu's quality was so low. I hope you can help to change the Ban Nan gu's system and policy.For Roma alphabet to Chinese word.Whatever,please communicate with me.Thanks!! 我對寫閩南語的維基感到有興趣,它有許多條目了,但我發現它的條目品質都不好,由於系統使用羅馬拼音而非漢字,導致我無法(99%的閩南語使用人口也無法)讀得百分百了解,也沒辦法做更好的修正。 你是新加坡人吧,或許你會一點台語(閩南語),要讓中國大陸或臺灣的民眾閱讀羅馬拼音是非常奇怪的事情,我們讀不懂,這也是為什麼閩南語維基的品質這麼差,我希望你可以協助更改閩南語維基的政策與系統,讓它全部使用漢字拼音,謝謝你,無論如何請與我聯絡。 — Preceding unsigned comment added by A9b6008 (talkcontribs) 15:58, 28 November 2015 (UTC)

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Article is found at: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Canadian_Silver_Maple_Leaf

This statement is no longer true, and contradicts information in the article itself:

"In 2005, the Liberation of the Netherlands triple privy silver Maple Leaf—the rarest of all Silver Maple Leaf coins—was struck by the Royal Canadian Mint for the Royal Dutch Mint."

It is wrong, because in 2014 the Year of the Horse with Hieroglyphic Double Privy had a mintage of 1,000, while the 2005 issue referred to above had a mintage of 3,500.

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Picture of narrows bridge[edit]

Hi Mailer,

We would like to use your image on our new website as one of our projects. Back in 2001 Best Bar supplied the reinforcing steel for the bridge.

If you could get back to me at

karl.johnston@bestbar.com.au

Thankyou — Preceding unsigned comment added by 101.178.141.65 (talk) 02:03, 16 December 2015 (UTC)

Need your guidance...[edit]

Hello Mailer diablo, I am re-writing a new Raquela article. I desperately need your guidance. Can you tell me what I should add, change or edit out? Iamroger (talk) 19:20, 21 December 2015 (UTC)

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Their name is Titaniumman23. Over a 6 month period, they have made a lot of edits regarding sport, especially basketball and american football. Do you think this user is administrator ready or what advice could you offer.

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White paper edits[edit]

Hello. Shall we chat about the white paper page? — Preceding unsigned comment added by 101.100.183.215 (talk) 10:09, 11 February 2016 (UTC)

Edits on Singapore buses[edit]

Hi, I'm wondering if the WAB logo should be included in List of bus routes in Singapore. Some UK people think that the logo makes the page a guide and reverted my edits under WP:NOTGUIDE. I would like to seek for help and if you can do anything about this issue. Thanks. 33ryantan (talk) 16:00, 5 March 2016 (UTC)

Right, 33ryantan, please check on List of bus routes in Singapore everyday, this UK people don't know about Singapore very well, hope you contact to block UK users for 1 week. Hope you can take about that. I am shy of doing this. Why can't you do it? Hope will no get blocked.03:35, 6 March 2016 (UTC)FJY (talk)
Mailerdiablo, can you please semi protected for List of bus routes in Singapore for 1 month because these UK users got no knowledge. Please semi protect the page. And once you protect, i want to warn them to bother about London bus pages. 33ryantan i'm solving the case. And block them if they revert one more time. 03:38, 6 March 2016 (UTC)FJY (talk)

Changchun Bombardier Movia C951[edit]

Hello, there is only ONE Bombardier Movia to be served in Singapore, i know there is CNR Changchun that I understand, but just to let you know there is ONLY ONE Bombardier Movia which was C951. Pls revert back to usual Bombardier Movia C951 and don't ever revert until there is second batch of Bonbardier Movia to be tendered to Singapore. C751C and C830C is still okay because there is also C751A and C830 by Alstom Metropolis so should not be reverted. But when there is one train according to their train manufacturers don't need to revert unless if you need to move but just don't until when the another batch comes to Singapore MRT.03:54, 6 March 2016 (UTC)FJY (talk)

Also, can you help us by moving for C151C to Kawasaki Heavy Industries & CSR Qingdao Sifang C151C for the official name for C151C.03:56, 6 March 2016 (UTC)FJY (talk)

Updating SMRT Bus Photo (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SMRT_Buses)[edit]

Hi,

The SMRT bus photo on this wiki (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SMRT_Buses) is outdated. Is it possible to change it to an updated photo approved by SMRT?


Thanks! — Preceding unsigned comment added by Fjoannepc (talkcontribs) 04:38, 8 March 2016 (UTC)

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From 18 April 2016, i requested to take a short WikiBreak for one month due to my examinations, if you know means I cannot ask any requires of each messages which i will take about one month to prepare. And i'll get back after one month break is over. And i'll be taking Exams soon again. My block will be email disabled, account creation blocked and I will not edit my own page for next one month.13:25, 17 April 2016 (UTC)Jepbdpop (talk)

The time, my talkpage access will be removed from 18 April 2016 to 5 May 2016. Once my exams is over, i'll ask to unblock me. But now i'm waiting for a self-requested block. My talkpage access will be removed from 18 April 2016 to 5 May 2016.13:30, 17 April 2016 (UTC)Jepbdpop (talk)

DYK for Kawasaki Heavy Industries C151[edit]

Updated DYK query.svg On 27 April 2016, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Kawasaki Heavy Industries C151, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that competition for the contract to build Singapore's first MRT trains (pictured) was so fierce that it involved last-minute discounts, offers of free parts, and allegations of sabotage? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Kawasaki Heavy Industries C151. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Kawasaki Heavy Industries C151), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.

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Nomination for Adminship[edit]

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Hi there, I request you to see if i am ready for adminship. Thank you Karan —Preceding undated comment added 07:12, 9 April 2017 (UTC)

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Thanks, --George Ho (talk) 06:13, 14 June 2016 (UTC)

File:Lovebythebridge.jpg[edit]

Do you have any views on the speedy deletion nomination of File:Lovebythebridge.jpg? Thanks, Mackensen (talk) 01:12, 14 July 2016 (UTC)

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Hello, I just wanted to check with you how can I create a page for the company I work with? I have all the sources and articles to support the information that i want to put in but I'm not sure how can I add something new on Wikipedia. I don't want my article to be deleted. Thank you for your help Ankush — Preceding unsigned comment added by Ankush6942 (talkcontribs) 23:17, 17 August 2016 (UTC)

Do you have time to look at this?[edit]

Hi, Md. I just left a message here then noticed the page appears rarely watched. I'm trying to reach out to editors I trust with help on a beansy situation. Any ideas? Thanks. Tiderolls 17:36, 21 August 2016 (UTC)

Could you please give me some advice?[edit]

Hi, the administrator User: Ruud Koot made heavy edits to several articles regarding the Swarm Intelligence topic, removing a lot of scholarly material from many articles, and replacing it with negative remarks, often misrepresenting the content of his citations. There is no way to reinstate removed material as he promptly undoes any changes, he has semi-protected Swarm Intelligence to further hinder changes, he has investigated for socketpuppetry everybody who has contested his changes, and blocked indefinitely without any prior warning an inexperienced user (User talk:Aheedar) for procedural reasons (multiple tagging) and alleged personal attacks.
I have contested to no avail the scientific accuracy and neutral point of view of his changes in Talk:List of metaphor-based metaheuristics, Talk:Swarm intelligence, Talk:Bees algorithm.
I reported him to Wikipedia:Administrators' noticeboard/Incidents for his behaviour. His defence was mud-slinging, presenting myself and other colleagues who objected to his changes as single-purpose citation spammers with a conflict of interest. My conflict of interest, if any, is that I am trying to disseminate some of the knowledge I gained in 20 years of research. I did cite in good faith some of my works (6 out of 31 citations in Bees algorithm, 1 out of 2 citations added to Swarm Intelligence), and stated I don’t mind if they are removed.
As I have tried to explain in Wikipedia:Administrators' noticeboard/Incidents, my concern is about him, admittedly not an expert, hijacking and slanting the presentation of a whole research field, and bullying whoever opposes his personal views. Somehow I feel most of his colleagues (with one notable exception) quickly dismissed my objections as those of a spammer.
As an OTRS volunteer, I would be grateful if you could give me an independent opinion/advice on the issue, and any suggestion on what to do.
Thanks Marco castellani 1965 (talk) 02:10, 30 August 2016 (UTC)

Another senior admin had a look at the issue, I believe some of the main problems were addressed. Thanks Marco castellani 1965 (talk) 10:46, 31 August 2016 (UTC)

Extended confirmed protection[edit]

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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:

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Chris Shields[edit]

Hi. In 2007 you deleted the following page [1] due to CSD:G12. Please could you restore the page to draft format on my user page and I will get working on it to remove copyright infringement? Many thanks, --IrishTennis (talk) 13:11, 1 October 2016 (UTC)

Happy First Edit Day[edit]

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Two-Factor Authentication now available for admins[edit]

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A new user right for New Page Patrollers[edit]

Hi Mailer diablo.

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]

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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)

Post-Factual News?[edit]

Hello,

   I don't know who to complain to.  Upon going to Wikipedia today, I was greeted by a fund-raising diatribe against "post-factual" news.  Is Wikipedia joining the attack on independent and largely more truthful media sites like Breitbart and InfoWars?  Have you joined the propaganda media including the NYT, Washington Post, CNN, and the other main-stream media?  If so, you are very much risking the development of an alternative to Wikipedia and being consigned to a slow drift into irrelevance. with these MSM organizations.  I suggest you back off and remain neutral in this matter.

-Tom Schaefer — Preceding unsigned comment added by 174.205.6.126 (talk) 18:40, 30 November 2016 (UTC)

Black Leather Jesus[edit]

Hi Mailer diablo. You deleted Black Leather Jesus per Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Black Leather Jesus way back in November 2007. The article was recreated in August 2015, apparently by someone associated with the group. It was almost immediately tagged for speedy per WP:A7, but that was removed by another editor. Not sure if this version is the same, better, or worse than the one you deleted, but it is not supported by any citations to reliable sources and looks, at least at first glance, like a candidate for WP:G4. Any suggestions on what to do here? Thanks in advance. -- Marchjuly (talk) 06:05, 14 December 2016 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Sockpuppet investigations/PhoenixS15[edit]

‎Nikoroman (talk · contribs), now marked as a sock of PhoenixS15, has been a prolific editor and creator of articles on firearms. As such, I've noticed his edits and all that I've looked at casually have appeared correct. Since the master account is known for vandalism, should I check those edits more carefully for obscure vandalism, hoaxes, or other non-obvious problems? I don't want to spend the time unnecessarily, but if it's a concern it might be easier to do while the contributions are fresh.Felsic2 (talk) 16:52, 21 December 2016 (UTC)

Deleted Page for BlankTV[edit]

Hi Diablo!

 I'm Smitty from BlankTV. We're the Net's biggest indie music video channel, with over 18,000 music videos, 700,000 subscribers and over one billion videos shown.
Sometime in 2006 it appears you deleted our page about BlankTV. Why? All the MTV, AllMusic, Vevo, all their pages are fine. 
We're a free independent alternative to those corporate-owned channels.
We'd like to get that page re-instated, so we can update it with news about the channel and forthcoming movie.
If you can please drop me a line at smitty@blanktv.com, I'llbe happy to provide any proof of our wonderful and continuing existence.
Thanks,
Smitty

BlankTV — Preceding unsigned comment added by Smitty172 (talkcontribs) 02:43, 14 January 2017 (UTC)

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13:36, 1 February 2017 (UTC)

Hey, Im really new to this. I'm just wondering what your guidelines are to be nominated for administrator? I hope that you can get back to me soon. Please let me know about any suggestions you have for me.


Thanks,

            Canadian Armed Forces (Dante)  — Preceding unsigned comment added by Canadian Armed Forces (talkcontribs) 00:13, 14 February 2017 (UTC) 

Undeletion request.[edit]

Hey Mailer diablo,

I'm requesting the undeletion of the article Wikipedia:Articles_for_deletion/Joel_Allwright. The footballer in question has since been signed by and played for a club in Australia's premier football competition, the A-League. Because of this, I feel the larger body of information available for him would assist to make a decent quality article, provided I could access the pre-existing deleted article, to scavenge it for information? If you could assist, that would be awesome!

Thanks! - J man708 (talk) 18:16, 28 February 2017 (UTC)

Speedy deletion nomination of Wikipedia:April Fools[edit]

Hello, and welcome to Wikipedia. Although everyone is welcome to contribute to Wikipedia, introducing inappropriate pages, such as Wikipedia:April Fools, is not in accordance with our policies. If you would like to experiment, please use the sandbox. Under section G3 of the criteria for speedy deletion, the page has been nominated for deletion.

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 "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. Ten Pound Hammer(What did I screw up now?) 00:45, 1 April 2017 (UTC)

DYK nomination of 2017 electronics ban[edit]

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DYK for 2017 electronics ban[edit]

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Mifter (talk) 01:41, 30 April 2017 (UTC)

Can you remove the protection on x86-64?[edit]

Like it on the title... — Preceding unsigned comment added by 221.9.23.59 (talk) 13:32, 16 May 2017 (UTC)

Please no. This IP is very likely a sockpuppet of Janagewen (talk · contribs · deleted contribs · logs · edit filter log · block user · block log), who received an indef block over two years ago for edit-warring, sockpuppetry, NOTHERE, etc. Since then he has piled up an impressive list of over 70 SP reports, nearly all confirmed. I've reported this one here and noted that it's in the same /19 IP4 group as many of Jan's other confirmed IP socks (see the archive, do a text search for 221.9) and geolocates to the same town in China. Other recent edits to x86-64 are from 119.53.96.1, Jan's other /19 IP group.
Contrariwise, maybe you could SP talk:x86-64 as well - then at least we'd have some relief from the disruption and silliness while the SP folks clear their backlog, which is unfortunately extensive. Jeh (talk) 16:01, 16 May 2017 (UTC)

Happy Birthday![edit]

Orphaned non-free image File:Tibslogo.jpg[edit]

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About Editor review[edit]

Hello Mailer diablo, how are you? I stumbled across your proposal to revisit Editor review two years ago. I was thinking about starting the conversation again, perhaps through RFC. I was wondering if you have any comments. Alex ShihTalk 01:37, 14 July 2017 (UTC)