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Orphaned non-free image File:LivinBlues-HellsSession album cover.jpg[edit]

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Spinnin' Records[edit]

Hi Mathonius, I declined this speedy deletion nomination of yours. The redirect may be misleading, but the article does mention that the artist is signed to this label. As such, the page doesn't qualify for speedy, but you may want to list it at redirects for discussion. Regards, decltype (talk) 07:38, 24 August 2010 (UTC)

Oops, I see now that you've already done so. Sorry! decltype (talk) 07:39, 24 August 2010 (UTC)
Hi Decltype, no problem. Thank you for your notice! I haven't nominated anything on the English Wikipedia before... User Riverside Mother Hubbard appears to be a vandal. He or she created a bunch of nonsensical redirects to Sidney Samson, probably to surreptitiously promote this artist. Yours sincerely, Mathonius (talk) 07:50, 24 August 2010 (UTC)
It is kind of tedious. You actually have to add an entry for the redirect at that page as well. If you look at the other RfD entries you will hopefully get the idea. If not, feel free to ask. Regards, decltype (talk) 07:55, 24 August 2010 (UTC)
I really appreciate your support! I'm a bit slow, because I have to get used to the procedures and such... and English is my second language. I added two entries at the RfD-list, do you think that's correct? Thanks for your help, Mathonius (talk) 08:06, 24 August 2010 (UTC)
Yeah, I know exactly what it's like, as I'm also active on several projects. Your entries look okay to me. Regards, decltype (talk) 09:00, 24 August 2010 (UTC)

Thanks[edit]

(I have to remember not to say 'Ta'...) I'll accept your expertise. I create a userpage and talkpage on Wikipedias where I've got an edit history - mainly to let people know where to contact me if I've done something.... I'll use your version. Peridon (talk) 21:08, 22 October 2010 (UTC)

That's wonderful! :) Cheers, Mathonius (talk) 21:17, 22 October 2010 (UTC)

Orphaned non-free image File:Album All Things Bright and Beautiful Cover.jpg[edit]

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Note that any non-free images not used in any articles will be deleted after seven days, as described in the criteria for speedy deletion. Thank you. Courcelles 05:12, 13 June 2011 (UTC)

Dear Courcelles, I believe that this file should be used on All Things Bright and Beautiful (album). It was removed, probably because the link in the file description was a redirect(?). I've changed the link. Please let me know if I didn't do it right. Yours sincerely, Mathonius (talk) 20:08, 13 June 2011 (UTC)

June 2011[edit]

Welcome to Wikipedia. The recent edit you made to Josh Sitton has been reverted, as it appears to be unconstructive. Use the sandbox for testing; if you believe the edit was constructive, ensure that you provide an informative edit summary. You may also wish to read the introduction to editing. Thank you. Ryan Vesey (talk) 21:25, 23 June 2011 (UTC)

Thanks for noting that this was made in error and was made in good faith. Ryan Vesey (talk) 21:27, 23 June 2011 (UTC)
No problem. ;) Mathonius (talk) 21:29, 23 June 2011 (UTC)

Warning rescinded. That Ole Cheesy Dude (Talk to the hand!) 21:21, 24 June 2011 (UTC)

Dear Thecheesykid, I'm afraid you're mistaken. I was busy 'renaming' categories (see for example here) on the Dutch Wikipedia. In this case I moved nl:Categorie:Omnisportclub, which I subsequently deleted (see the log), to nl:Categorie:Omnisportvereniging and simply fixed the interwiki links by changing it on this project and on fr.wp, hoping the bots will soon pick it up and fix the rest. Kind regards, Mathonius (talk) 00:58, 24 June 2011 (UTC)
I see, then I apologize for reverting you and have rescinded my warning, thanks for letting me know. That Ole Cheesy Dude (Talk to the hand!) 21:21, 24 June 2011 (UTC)
Thanks for replying and apology accepted, of course. :) Mathonius (talk) 21:44, 24 June 2011 (UTC)

Not G1...[edit]

That userpage - wasn't nonsense. It was a lead to a shockpage. I've deleted it as vandalism and blocked for that and the username too. Peridon (talk) 22:19, 26 June 2011 (UTC)

I apologise for any inconvenience, but didn't he add the link to a shockpage after I tagged it with Db-G1? Thanks for the deletion and the block. Mathonius (talk) 22:40, 26 June 2011 (UTC)
Didn't notice the timing... I just thought you mightn't have known what the reference he tried to add was. (There are worse ones.) I notice he tried again later with a slightly different name, and MuZeMike slapped a block evasion block on him. Thanks for your patrolling. I'm too busy deleting things now to get into New Accounts very much. Peridon (talk) 09:55, 27 June 2011 (UTC)

Thank you[edit]

Thank you for templating the IP adding nonsense to the Hingham, Massachusetts page. I was just getting ready to do that, and saw that you beat me to the punch. Much appreciated. MarmadukePercy (talk) 23:36, 26 June 2011 (UTC)

You're very welcome. :) Mathonius (talk) 01:11, 27 June 2011 (UTC)

Your request for rollback[edit]

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Hi Mathonius. After reviewing your request for rollback, I have enabled rollback on your account. Keep in mind these things when going to use rollback:

  • Getting rollback is no more momentous than installing Twinkle.
  • Rollback should be used to revert clear cases of vandalism only, and not good faith edits.
  • Rollback should never be used to edit war.
  • If abused, rollback rights can be revoked.
  • Use common sense.

If you no longer want rollback, contact me and I'll remove it. Also, for some more information on how to use rollback, see Wikipedia:New admin school/Rollback (even though you're not an admin). I'm sure you'll do great with rollback, but feel free to leave me a message on my talk page if you run into troubles or have any questions about appropriate/inappropriate use of rollback. Thank you for helping to reduce vandalism. Happy editing! Salvio Let's talk about it! 01:29, 1 July 2011 (UTC)

Thank you very much, Salvio! Mathonius (talk) 07:43, 1 July 2011 (UTC)

Some stroopwafels for you![edit]

Gaufre biscuit.jpg Deze heb ik Wasbeer ook al gegeven, nu ben jij aan de beurt grin TBloemink (talk) 08:38, 4 July 2011 (UTC)
Dankjewel! :) Mathonius (talk) 10:48, 4 July 2011 (UTC)

Romania edit[edit]

Hi, I did add a comment on the discussion page explaining my edit. If they want to say Michael the Brave intended to unify Romania they need to provide a source other than Ceasescu era scholarship. The most famous Romanian historian, Lucian Boia, rejects any notion of Michael the Brave unifying Romania as no conception of present day Romania existed at the time. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 68.49.140.80 (talk) 16:00, 4 July 2011 (UTC)

Ok, thanks for your explanation. Mathonius (talk) 16:27, 4 July 2011 (UTC)

A barnstar for you![edit]

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For the last few days most of my edits have failed. Why? "This page cannot be reverted as the lastest edit was by Mathonthius." Well done! Who.was.phone (talk) 10:21, 6 July 2011 (UTC)
Hahaha, thank you very much! :) Mathonius (talk) 10:29, 6 July 2011 (UTC)

See[edit]

See Meta-Wiki. Wikix (talk) 09:39, 5 August 2011 (UTC)

I've seen your request to be unblocked on nl.wikipedia. Mathonius (talk) 10:35, 5 August 2011 (UTC)

2011 Pan American Games[edit]

Hi Mathonius! I am glad to see you are interested in helping translate some information from the 2011 Pan American Games into dutch. I have a question, Suriname is a Dutch speaking country do you know where I can find information on the Suriname team? Thank you! Intoronto1125TalkContributions 00:43, 24 August 2011 (UTC)

Hi Intoronto1125, I'm sorry, I have no idea... Regards, Mathonius (talk) 09:05, 24 August 2011 (UTC)

Iota Nu Delta[edit]

The controversies section is not something that should be published while it is still being investigated. It has no relevance to the rest of the article and, in the best interest of the involved party, I think it should be removed for the time being. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Asdffasd (talkcontribs) 01:22, 9 September 2011 (UTC)

Also, the original editor, "Indpresident", is not a member of this organization nor is he/she affiliated. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Asdffasd (talkcontribs) 01:25, 9 September 2011 (UTC)

Hello Asdffasd, thanks for explaining this to me, I understand now. Please provide a summary of your edits, especially when removing content. If someone disagrees with the removal, I'd advise to discuss it on the talk page (see WP:EW for more information). Good luck, Mathonius (talk) 01:31, 9 September 2011 (UTC)

Thanks Mathonius. On September 4th, user "Indpresident" added the addendum to the page. Since then, there have been edits made by him until it was recently discovered by members of the organization. Upon discovery, it was removed. Since then, the edit has been undone by various users. Please see to it that this edit is removed, if possible. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Asdffasd (talkcontribs) 01:41, 9 September 2011 (UTC)

Apologies for the edit warring, I'm fairly new to this and was not aware of such a rule. I have great pride for my organization so seeing things like this on such a broad channel (Wikipedia) is upsetting. Thanks for your help. Asdffasd (talk) 01:45, 9 September 2011 (UTC)

No problem. I have now initiated a discussion on the talk page and notified both you and "Indpresident" about this. Regards, Mathonius (talk) 02:22, 9 September 2011 (UTC)

My apologies for the edit warring. I believe this information has significant relevance, as Kishan Neelesh Vaidya is a founding father and current president of the East Carolina colony. I have cited his charges. I have great pride in Greek Life. However, when crimes are committed by those with substantial and considerable amount of power in the organization, I believe it should be known to the public, and future pledges. Kishan Neelesh Vaidya holds the highest leadership position in his colony. Therefore, this addition holds relevance. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Indpresident (talkcontribs) 02:29, 9 September 2011 (UTC)

The user who continues to delete the Controversies section is doing so because it is Rush week - a week when prospective pledges (those interested in joining the fraternity) take part in activities with the fraternity. In an attempt to protect their public image, they are deleting any information that shows any wrongdoing by any leaders in the fraternity. This page has a history of being subjective, and was even at risk of deletion because of the lack of objective material. Wikipedia is not a RUSH BROCHURE. I believe it is a place where individuals can obtain objective information about the fraternity. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Indpresident (talkcontribs) 02:47, 9 September 2011 (UTC)


The addition of the "Controversies" section should be removed. One person being accused or convicted of a misdemeanor crime is not noteworthy. Moreover, one member's misdemeanor has no relevance on a national organization's Wikipedia page. For one, it does not meet Wikipedia's guidelines for Notability. If it did, every single national organization's Wikipedia page should reflect any misdemeanor ever allegedly committed by any of it's members and leaders under a section called "Controversies". This will be a tough argument to sell at Fraternities and Sororities Wikiproject. Also, the addition of this section blatantly violates Wikipedia's Neutral Point of View Policy. This does not belong in an encyclopedia, it sounds too much like Gossip. It's an attempt to portray the entire national organization in a negative light. The claim of the user "Indpresident" is further delegitimized by his mention of the internal policies of a directly competing fraternity (Delta Epsilon Psi). Petty rivalry and vandalism do not belong on Wikipedia.

This section is at the level of defamation, broadly displaying the alleged misdemeanor of a non-notable person, his picture, his university, and an organization in which he is involved. Not all of these things belong in the public domain. It is blatantly defamatory, has no relation to the article, and is poorly sourced.

The solution is to revert back to this version. Although it is not perfect, it is not blatantly biased like the current version. Also, until consensus is reached on the talk page, it might be best to revert back to the less controversial version. Thanks. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Winfinity (talkcontribs) 06:26, 12 September 2011 (UTC)

Hello Winfinity, thank you very much for your replies. The article has been protected until 16 September 2011 and, during that period, it can only be edited by sysops. Kind regards, Mathonius (talk) 06:46, 12 September 2011 (UTC)

considering Deletion of articleRodgen Stewart[edit]

Please don't delete this article because I can try and edit it so that it fits in the wikipedia guidelines but i need someone to point out the bits in the article that needs improving and i will edit it. if you read the article you will know why I have created this article and why it is good for wikipedia.

Thank you

--Rodgenss (talk) 11:43, 23 December 2011 (UTC)

Hello Rodgenss, you can find information about the deletion process on WP:AFD. In this case, we are discussing the notability of the subject of your article, not the content of your article. More information about notability can be found on WP:MUSICBIO. Kind regards, Mathonius (talk) 12:40, 23 December 2011 (UTC)

Hello[edit]

I was reporting that IP, as I had warned him, but you reported him/her whilst I was writing my lengthy reason for reporting. AaronYou Da One 22:56, 10 March 2012 (UTC)

Hello Calvin999, thanks for letting me know. I reverted its vandalism on Pon de Replay and noticed that he had been warned four times, so I requested it to be blocked. I don't think it's important who reports it, as long as someone reports it. Kind regards, Mathonius (talk) 23:08, 10 March 2012 (UTC)
I know, but I was making my way to it, well, I was mid-report before I was edit conflicted. AaronYou Da One 23:10, 10 March 2012 (UTC)
(edit conflict) By the way, Twinkle is a great tool for warning and reporting IP's. Mathonius (talk) 23:12, 10 March 2012 (UTC)
Yeah I know, that's what I use.. AaronYou Da One 23:15, 10 March 2012 (UTC)

Edit war?[edit]

I'm not involved in an edit war, Im am simply reverting the vandalism that has been posted on there, vandalism to which they keep reverting back. Anyone who actually looks at the article both before I reverted and after would no i was helping out 89.241.5.187 (talk) 20:15, 2 April 2012 (UTC)

I don't think there's any vandalism here. I see a disagreement, which cannot be solved by repeatedly undoing each other's edits. Please discuss this matter (in a civil and polite way) instead of reverting, preferably on Talk:List of Waterloo Road episodes. Regards, Mathonius (talk) 20:32, 2 April 2012 (UTC)

Page move request[edit]

Could you move the album page Thefakesoundofprogress to The Fake Sound of Progress and the song page The Fake Sound of Progress to The Fake Sound of Progress (song)? It's because Wiki isn't about stylising page names. --58.164.70.215 (talk) 05:12, 16 April 2012 (UTC)

I don't know for sure if these page moves would be okay. Could you please place your request at WP:RM instead? Regards, Mathonius (talk) 06:56, 16 April 2012 (UTC)

Visakha valley school[edit]

Hey! Whats wrong with the Rive of Sins section..? It really exists! --117.216.243.67 (talk) 07:07, 16 April 2012 (UTC)

Hello. I've removed that section, because I think a music group like River of Sins shouldn't be described in an article about the school. Besides that, it wasn't written completely from a neutral point of view ("...the band gained a considerable lot of fame after their crowd pulling performances..."), you didn't use reliable sources and I actually doubt this subject is notable enough to be described in this encyclopedia at all. Sorry. Mathonius (talk) 07:22, 16 April 2012 (UTC)

Account compromised[edit]

I have blocked this account as it appears to have been compromised. Toddst1 (talk) 20:21, 30 April 2012 (UTC)

I see the mistake. Unblocking - very sorry. Toddst1 (talk) 20:26, 30 April 2012 (UTC)
No problem. Mathonius (talk) 20:28, 30 April 2012 (UTC)
Autoblock cleared. Again, sorry for the confusion. Serious brain fart on my part. Apparently too much caffeine today. Toddst1 (talk) 20:29, 30 April 2012 (UTC)

your unconstructive edits here[edit]

I would say Please stop your disruptive editing. If you continue to vandalize Wikipedia, as you did at National Association for the Advancement of White People, you may be blocked from editing. 14:45, 5 May 2012 (UTC) to you aswell. There was a lack of reliable source. RW is a need for it. misuse of javascript program is not acceptable here mathonius. you cant really say when there are jewish white men in the organisation NAAW, that they somehow really are hardcore national socialist, especially not without a reliable source. do check the TALK if you want to change it. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 109.225.100.196 (talk) 14:52, 5 May 2012 (UTC)

A barnstar for you![edit]

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Thanks for your contributions. SwisterTwister talk 19:55, 20 May 2012 (UTC)
Thank you! What a nice surpise! :) Mathonius (talk) 20:08, 20 May 2012 (UTC)

Removing external links 'hitchhiking'[edit]

Unfortunately I disagree about your edit. I won't add them again without first explaining why. First of all, if you can remove the websites I added, velabas.com and hitchtheworld.com, then you should definitely remove ekoroad.com, which has absolutely nothing to do with the topic of hitchhiking, and should instead be under rideshare. I realize that the websites I suggested are presonal websites, but they are not simply 'blogs'. Many hitchhikers and new hitchhikers use these two websites to learn more about what hitchhiking is, how it's done, and what kinds of experiences can be expected. Removing the links is denying readers a very real, and very coherent block of information. It is not personal promotion, as you suggest. Take a closer look and you will see that these websites do not make any money from their existence. I know that wikipedia is not a place for listing links. These suggested websites are extremely relevant, they are neutral, and they are useful.

I am fully aware as a web-developer myself that wikipedia has a nofollow attribute on its links, but it was never my intention to better their rankings--you don't see me posting these links in any other category.

I have not put digihitch.com on external links either, because I simply assumed it was there, but now that I realize it is not it makes me assume that someone has removed it, which is another denial of important, relevant information. Wikipedia is a good website, and hitchwiki is too, but users CANNOT get the information they need or are looking for from just these two sources. velabas.com and hitchtheworld.com are long-term regularly-updated websites, and digihitch.com is the premiere forum for hitchhikers. Please review all three websites carefully to see the advice and methods sections, forums, etc... If you are still unconvinced that they should be among external links, then they should have a category unto themselves. I await your reply.

Chael777 (talk) 12:35, 24 May 2012 (UTC)

Hello Chael777, thank you for your explanation. I don't think these external links belong on Wikipedia, but I might be wrong, of course. Could you please first propose a re-addition on the talk page of the article, to see if there's enough support (i.e., a consensus) to add these links? Kind regards, Mathonius (talk) 22:44, 24 May 2012 (UTC)

Mathonius, you are invited![edit]

Wikis[edit]

Mathonius, you recently removed citations to a wiki. Arguing it is an "unreliable source". But Wikipedia:Verifiability does not require the removal of questionable sources. It requests that

  • "the material is neither unduly self-serving nor an exceptional claim". The material covered does not seem to make any extraordinary claims.
  • "the article is not based primarily on such sources." Most of the articles have further sources. Dimadick (talk) 09:04, 29 May 2012 (UTC)
Dear Dimadick, thanks for replying. WP:QS states that "[q]uestionable sources should be used only as sources of material on themselves". You're citing criteria which do not apply to the way these sources are used.[1][2][3][4][5][6] Could you please remove these unsuitable sources yourself? Greetings, Mathonius (talk) 09:39, 29 May 2012 (UTC)

How is a wiki on a television series, citing direct material not a reference to itself? The site includes interviews and commentary from the original author. Dimadick (talk) 09:47, 29 May 2012 (UTC)

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Thank you very much! Mathonius (talk) 07:03, 22 August 2012 (UTC)

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Hey Mathonius[edit]

Jij ook hier? Ik zag je bij Reg Watson in de geschiedenis. SangamNL (talk) 20:15, 6 October 2012 (UTC)

UAA: don't worry about it[edit]

It's no big deal at all. All in good faith. :) Writ Keeper 23:54, 1 November 2012 (UTC)

As Writ Keeper said, it's no big deal. We all make mitsakes. Tho if there was a British version of Beavis and Butthead, there'd be many "laughs and grunts" about the word "fanny". smile--Shirt58 (talk) 08:49, 2 November 2012 (UTC)
Thank you. smile Mathonius (talk) 16:09, 5 November 2012 (UTC)

A barnstar for you![edit]

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For helping me fix Emmanuel Emenike until it was protected TheMesquito (talk) 01:54, 14 January 2013 (UTC)
Thanks! Good team work! :) Best regards, Mathonius (talk) 01:57, 14 January 2013 (UTC)

Michigan Wine[edit]

Hello, You're denying my link for cherriesandgrapes; an online portal for michigan wine. C&G is easily compared to michiganbythebottle (also listed under external links). The way I see it, if C&G is spam, then michiganbythebottle should be too, right? We work with the same vineyards, the difference is michiganbythebottle you buy instore, we = online directly to the store. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Mmikhjian (talkcontribs) 02:29, 14 January 2013 (UTC)

Hello Mmikhjian, thanks for your message. Yes, you could be right. Seaphoto has also removed the link to Michiganbythebottle. Mathonius (talk) 02:35, 14 January 2013 (UTC)

Undefined[edit]

Hello, I would like to apologise for an incorrect link I placed on the web page "http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Undefined". Thank you for noticing and fixing my error before it confused anyone! Kind regards, The Marketing Edditor (talk) 21:13, 14 January 2013 (UTC)

No problem! Thanks for your message. Kind regards, Mathonius (talk) 21:14, 14 January 2013 (UTC)

I'm sorry[edit]

I won't vandalize pages again. Do you forgive me? Prawntober (talk) 05:37, 15 January 2013 (UTC)

Sure. Good luck, Mathonius (talk) 04:51, 16 January 2013 (UTC)

Me too... I wont vadalize no more... :C Forgive me? — Preceding unsigned comment added by Zacwillb (talkcontribs) 04:22, 17 January 2013 (UTC)

A barnstar for you![edit]

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You fixed ME!! Zacwillb (talk) 04:32, 17 January 2013 (UTC)
Thanks! I hope you'll enjoy editing Wikipedia. :) Mathonius (talk) 05:25, 17 January 2013 (UTC)

A barnstar for you![edit]

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Thank you for your help with the sock puppets earlier today. It's much appreciated! - MrX 22:08, 23 January 2013 (UTC)
You're very welcome! Mathonius (talk) 03:37, 24 January 2013 (UTC)

Rushka Bergman[edit]

Hi Mathonius,

This is Callie Beusman, Rushka Bergman's assistant. You recently wrote to me regarding my removal of some information from her Wikipedia page. Everything that I removed I was personally instructed BY RUSHKA BERGMAN to do. I would kindly ask that you please stop replacing the information once I take it off. This is an instruction from Rushka Bergman. Thank you for all your support.

Best regards, 24.39.127.109 (talk) 20:14, 31 January 2013 (UTC) Callie Beusman

Dear Callie, thank you for your message. I undid your edit, because you removed the first part of the lead section, including the subject's name and its pronunciation. You can see the result of your edit here. Kind regards, Mathonius (talk) 15:25, 1 February 2013 (UTC)

Jörg Haider[edit]

there is extremely-biased stuff here; it looks like a cheap pro-jews propaganda just because people link lines to sensationalist kosher outlet media does not mean it is true, are you a jew by the way? — Preceding unsigned comment added by 181.152.149.132 (talk) 00:13, 15 February 2013 (UTC)

Thanks for your message. It is true that Haider's comments "were widely condemned (...) as being (...) anti-Semitic", even if you personally disagree with the condemnation. Please study the NPOV policy before continuing to change articles on Wikipedia. Thanks, Mathonius (talk) 00:26, 15 February 2013 (UTC)
ooooohh but man I just want you to understand I am no mean nor vandal but you and many people working in this site seem very eager to promote jews in their unceasingly and never ending "am-a-vicdim" act; have you got a crooked nose please do not be rude I am very educate aristocrat so I can't stand US-American tackiness when it comes to respond with words to kosher-propaganda ill-deeds — Preceding unsigned comment added by 181.156.102.211 (talkcontribs)
Okay. Good luck with that. Mathonius (talk) 20:43, 15 February 2013 (UTC)

so are not you going to remove the biased content? are you a jew?

wait I just realised that you are quite a well-educated Dutchman why on earth cannot you see that this article is such a patethic personal attack? I know you have way enough schooling to reckon that; anyway I just wanted to say sorry if you felt insulted; XO

Your Huggle edit at Article X of the Covenant of the League of Nations[edit]

Hi Mathonius. I just wanted to let you know that this Huggle edit you did inadvertantly reverted back to another vandalized version of the article. I assume there's a kid out there somewhere who got bored and decided to replace U.S. president Woodrow Wilson's name with his own (or a friend of his). It was reported at the help desk by the edtior whose edit you reverted. I told the editor s/he should've just fixed the disruptive edit instead of adding on to it with another disruptive edit. ;) Have a great evening! --76.189.111.199 (talk) 05:02, 21 February 2013 (UTC)

Thanks for letting me know! I hadn't noticed the other vandalism. I should've been more careful... Thanks, Mathonius (talk) 05:20, 21 February 2013 (UTC)
You're very welcome. Oh well, that kid was President of the United States for a few days. Haha. --76.189.111.199 (talk) 05:45, 21 February 2013 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Sockpuppet investigations/DegenFarang[edit]

We've taken care of the case; unfortunately no sleepers. --Rschen7754 11:52, 13 April 2013 (UTC)

Okay, great! Thanks! Mathonius (talk) 13:21, 13 April 2013 (UTC)

Apology and lesson learned[edit]

Dear Mathonius,

I am sorry for messing around on Wiki's page for my school district. I was experimenting and it was a bad place to do it. My parents have discussed it with me. I'm sorry that I inconvenienced you.

98.253.33.119 (talk) 00:44, 27 April 2013 (UTC)Ryan

Hello Ryan, thanks for your message. It's okay. Don't worry. smile Kind regards, Mathonius (talk) 03:34, 27 April 2013 (UTC)

Echo[edit]

Hoi Mathonius. Thanks for translating Wikipedia:Notifications to nl.wp. Please Echo me when notifications will be available on nl.wp. Ad Huikeshoven (talk) 21:36, 2 May 2013 (UTC)

Hey Ad, thanks for your message (and my first notification smile). I'm not involved with the development of Echo/Notifications, so I don't know if I'll remember to inform you when it's implemented on the Dutch Wikipedia. In any case, I'm sure it will be announced at the village pump when the time comes, and the documentation page will be updated, so you may wish to add that to your watchlist. Kind regards, Mathonius (talk) 22:03, 2 May 2013 (UTC)
P.S.: I wonder, did you get a notification of my reply? Or do I need to link your user page? Mathonius (talk) 22:04, 2 May 2013 (UTC)

Why[edit]

Hello Mathonius. You recently removed my "less than neutral" post on the Godzilla vs. Destoroyah page. I don't know why you even thought that way. I was only giving the ending a positive outlook for those who haven't seen it yet. Did you find my "Godzilla's legacy will live on" offensive or something. I'm sorry for sounding rude if I am. But I'd like to know. Thank you. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 108.68.126.18 (talk) 10:55, 9 May 2013 (UTC)

Thanks for your message. That line is subjective and therefore questionable. It isn't something I'd expect to find in an encyclopedia. Mathonius (talk) 11:09, 9 May 2013 (UTC)

Categorisation[edit]

Hi Mathonius, I see you've been removing general categories from a large number of articles, replacing them with gender-specific categories. Have you seen Wikipedia:Categorization/Ethnicity, gender, religion and sexuality, which strongly advises against doing this? There has been high profile news coverage recently about this Wikipedia 'ghettoization' and, generally, I think we should make sure we leave articles in a general category (as well as gender-specific if necessary). Hope that makes sense. Sionk (talk) 16:26, 3 June 2013 (UTC)

Hello Sionk, thanks for your message. I appreciate that you're telling me this, because I wrongly assumed this categorisation was supposed to be gender-specific: I was looking for the article about Rowan Atkinson, and I found it in the category English male comedians. I hope I didn't cause too much trouble. I've reverted all my recent categorisation changes, except for the edit of the article about Steve Coogan, because that article was both categorised in the general category and the gender-specific category. Maybe the gender-specific categories should be deleted? As of now, some of the articles are categorised in the general category and some are categorised in the gender-specific category, making articles more difficult to find, like the one about Rowan Atkinson. Thanks again for your advice. Mathonius (talk) 16:49, 3 June 2013 (UTC)
Great! It is all still quite a confusing situation, to be honest. Apologies, I didn't intend to 'name and shame' you - the Phil Cool article was on my watch list. You may be correct about the gender specific categories being unnecessary - I don't know how they arose in the first place! Sionk (talk) 17:19, 3 June 2013 (UTC)
the correct thing to do at this point is either (a) put them all in the head cat, and the gendered cats or (b) nominate the gendered cats for deletion. I agree, it is confusing. --Obi-Wan Kenobi (talk) 17:47, 3 June 2013 (UTC)
Sionk: gender-specific categories have at least once been proposed on my home wiki, the Dutch Wikipedia, because it would provide an easy way to count the articles about women. The proposal didn't receive enough support, by the way. Nowadays, Wikidata might (be able to) provide an even easier counting method for that purpose. Obiwankenobi: good ideas, but I don't really feel like doing any of that without knowing (more or less) for sure that I'm doing the right thing. smile Is there a central page where this could be discussed? Mathonius (talk) 20:00, 3 June 2013 (UTC)
You can go to the talk pages for WP:Categorization or WP:EGRS. Yes, wikidata will help, but I don't think that will be coming online for categories for a while yet. --Obi-Wan Kenobi (talk) 20:05, 3 June 2013 (UTC)

The other guy[edit]

Thank you for letting me know. I will remove your post from my talk page and send Astronaut a message to remove that section. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Surajkrishna1 (talkcontribs) 17:09, 24 June 2013 (UTC)

So much for empty promises. Good luck with that, Mathonius (talk) 17:18, 24 June 2013 (UTC)

Yo genius,[edit]

Ik vroeg juist om een OT-blokkade op nl:wiki. Wat dacht je zelf, dat als ik deze OT-blokkade zou willen scoren via een sokpop, dat ik dat 'stiekem' zou doen? :-)

Flapdrol.

NPK14051969 (talk) 15:04, 30 June 2013 (UTC)

P.S. het is wel een goed idee trouwens, om op die manier alsnog de gewenste OT-blokkade te scoren. Ik zal het overwegen. Bedankt voor de tip! — Preceding unsigned comment added by NPK14051969 (talkcontribs) 15:05, 30 June 2013 (UTC)

Your article submission Dire Dawa University[edit]

Hello Mathonius. It has now been over six months since you last edited your article submission, entitled Dire Dawa University.

The page will shortly be deleted. If you plan on editing the page to address the issues raised when it was declined and resubmit it, simply edit the submission and remove the {{db-afc}} or {{db-g13}} code. Please note, however, that Articles for Creation is not for the indefinite hosting of material deemed unsuitable for the encyclopedia mainspace.

If your submission has already been deleted by the time you get there, and you want to retrieve it, copy this code: {{subst:Refund/G13|Wikipedia talk:Articles for creation/Dire Dawa University}}, paste it in the edit box at this link, click "Save", and an administrator will in most cases undelete the submission.

Thanks for your submission to Wikipedia, and happy editing. —Anne Delong (talk) 23:46, 12 August 2013 (UTC)

Hi Anne, thanks for your message. I didn't submit the article, but that's okay. I guess this must have something to do with me renaming the page a year ago and subsequently creating its talk page. smile Kind regards, Mathonius (talk) 22:49, 13 August 2013 (UTC)

Books and Bytes: The Wikipedia Library Newsletter[edit]

Books and Bytes

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Greetings Wikipedia Library members! Welcome to the inaugural edition of Books and Bytes, TWL’s monthly newsletter. We're sending you the first edition of this opt-in newsletter, because you signed up, or applied for a free research account: HighBeam, Credo, Questia, JSTOR, or Cochrane. To receive future updates of Books and Bytes, please add your name to the subscriber's list. There's lots of news this month for the Wikipedia Library, including new accounts, upcoming events, and new ways to get involved...

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Flow Newsletter - November 14[edit]

Hi. This is a brief note to let you know about an update to the Main FAQ (the addition of a large table of Components of the discussion system), and also to specifically request your feedback on two items: our sandbox release plan, and a draft of the new contributors survey. We look forward to reading your input on these or other topics - Flow can only get better with your ideas! –Quiddity (WMF) (talk) 19:55, 14 November 2013 (UTC)

Arbitration motion regarding motion granting temporary local CheckUser permission to Arbitration Committee Election Scrutineers[edit]

The Arbitration Committee has resolved by motion that:

For the purpose of scrutineering the 2013 Arbitration Committee elections, stewards User:Mathonius, User:Vituzzu, User:Matanya, and User:Tegel, appointed as scrutineers, are granted temporary local CheckUser permissions effective from the time of the passage of this motion until the certification of the election results.

For the Arbitration Committee, Bbb23 (talk) 18:27, 1 December 2013 (UTC)

Discuss here

Thank you. Mathonius (talk) 22:06, 2 December 2013 (UTC)

The Wikipedia Library Survey[edit]

As a subscriber to one of The Wikipedia Library's programs, we'd like to hear your thoughts about future donations and project activities in this brief survey. Thanks and cheers, Ocaasi t | c 15:00, 9 December 2013 (UTC)

ACE2013[edit]

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Thanks. I've replied. Mathonius (talk) 21:06, 9 December 2013 (UTC)

Re:SecurePoll[edit]

Hey Mathonius, just a heads up that I've responded to your question (from Philippe's user page and from the Election page and have updated the database so that your account has access. Let me know if there are any issues. Jalexander--WMF 01:28, 12 December 2013 (UTC)

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A barnstar for you![edit]

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Thank you for your time and effort in scrutinizing the 2013 English Wikipedia Arbitration Committee elections. Your attention to detail and expertise were greatly appreciated. v/r - TP 13:49, 16 December 2013 (UTC)

Wikilinking[edit]

Hi, and thanks for your work on the English Wikipedia.

I noticed an article you worked on. Just a short note to point out that we don’t normally link:

  • dates
  • years
  • commonly known geographical terms (including well-known country-names), and
  • common terms you’d look up in a dictionary (unless significantly technical).

(This even applies for infoboxes.)

Thanks and my best wishes.

Tony (talk) 03:30, 2 February 2014 (UTC)

Hi Tony1, thank you for your feedback and for improving the article. I'm used to linking the birth year et cetera, because that's common practice on my home wiki, the Dutch Wikipedia. I appreciate your explanation of things on this wiki, and I'll try to keep this in mind for future articles of mine. :) Kind regards, Mathonius (talk) 04:13, 2 February 2014 (UTC)

Linking[edit]

Mathonius, you are most welcome. And we should be more aware on en.WP of the extraordinary contributions of those who translate and add articles into en.WP from other WPs. (My only wish is that the other WPs became more discriminating in using the wikilinking system, since we believe it's much more effective when strategically used, not to mention the aesthetic improvement).

Mmmm. This gives me an idea (as a Signpost writer): do you do much of this translation work into en.WP? I'm interested in the phenomenon, and in the experiences of individuals—since it's become such an important process. Tony (talk) 04:17, 2 February 2014 (UTC)

Thanks for your reply, Tony. I probably didn't even use that many wikilinks compared to the amount of links I regularly see (and remove) in articles on the Dutch Wikipedia, but it's difficult to change the tradition of excessive linking. I'm afraid I can't help you with your work for the Signpost. I've translated quite a lot of articles from the English Wikipedia into Dutch when I first started contributing four years ago, but I've never translated any articles from the Dutch Wikipedia into English. The good articles on the Dutch Wikipedia often are not suitable for translation to English, because they're either too complicated or already available on this wiki. Nowadays, I prefer to write new articles from scratch instead of using translations. So far, I have only written two articles on the English Wikipedia, both about Dutch topics: Kinderen geen bezwaar and Joost Prinsen. Most – if not all – of the available source material for those articles is written in Dutch, so I guess my knowledge of both languages still comes in handy, even though I don't do translations. ;) Regards, Mathonius (talk) 04:50, 2 February 2014 (UTC)
I was interested in you as one of a number of sources rather than as a writer of a SP article yourself—for an investigation into the phenomenon, people's experience. The en.WP community is probably only dimly aware of its exitence, if at all. Not yet planned. Tony (talk) 06:33, 2 February 2014 (UTC)
Okay. Well, I'd be happy to help! Mathonius (talk) 17:53, 2 February 2014 (UTC)

Man[edit]

Why did you try to remove that sentence. I bring up a point bout racism and you try to silence it like nothing gone wrong. Thiss how you treat newbies? D'urville (talk) 02:46, 3 February 2014 (UTC)

You're raising your concerns in a rude and inappropriate manner. I don't think this needs any further explanation. Mathonius (talk) 03:10, 3 February 2014 (UTC)

J.R. Simplot[edit]

I'm sorry! I was doing research on Simplot and I must've accidentally changed it. I didn't mean to do that. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 173.58.220.142 (talk) 03:09, 3 February 2014 (UTC)

No problem! Mathonius (talk) 03:11, 3 February 2014 (UTC)

Manuscript available for preview[edit]

Hello Mathonius-

I wanted to let you know that I have had a book chapter accepted for publication that draws on information from our early 2013 interview. If you would like to see a preprint copy of the chapter, please let me know. Thank you again for your time and assistance in understanding the work of bot operators on Wikipedia and Wikimedia. I hope this finds you well. UOJComm (talk) 18:19, 5 February 2014 (UTC)

Hi UOJComm, thank you for getting back to me on this! Congratulations! I'm very interested to see the result. Kind regards, Mathonius (talk) 22:21, 5 February 2014 (UTC)