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Season's Greetings![edit]

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Happy New Year, Maxim![edit]

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NUMECA page deletion - August 2008[edit]


It looks like the NUMECA page was deleted by you in 2008 due to a broken link?

Could you please restore the page? If it needs help updating, I can help. It goes under computer-aided engineering software (I think). The external web site is

I am new to this so I apologize if this is not the correct place to get help.

Rwatcal (talk) 01:01, 21 January 2016 (UTC)Rwatcal

Hi Rwatcal. The original page at NUMECA International deleted as blatant advertising. You're welcome to start a new article, provided it is suitable for inclusion; our general notability guideline and a related essay for software might be useful places to start. You would need to consider whether NUMECA a leading CFD modeler, and if it gets referenced extensively referenced in the scientific literature. Hope this helps, --Maxim(talk) 13:40, 22 January 2016 (UTC)

Precious anniversary[edit]

A year ago ...
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ice hockey players
... you were recipient
no. 1196 of Precious,
a prize of QAI!

--Gerda Arendt (talk) 07:28, 28 April 2016 (UTC)

Two years now! --Gerda Arendt (talk) 12:04, 28 April 2017 (UTC)

Change a page name[edit]

Hi I saw this page of her royal highness Princess Firyal of Jordan using the name she doesn't use. She is known as Princess firyal of jordan(visit her website or the UNESCO page )

Please change the name to Princess Firyal of Jordan. If you want, I can give you more reliable sources. Like her identifications. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Aj0ob009 (talkcontribs) 21:22, 17 May 2016 (UTC)

BAG News[edit]

BAG News August 2016
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Deletion review for Sonic the Hedgehog (film)[edit]

An editor has asked for a deletion review of Sonic the Hedgehog (film). Because you closed the deletion discussion for this page, speedily deleted it, or otherwise were interested in the page, you might want to participate in the deletion review. Yoshiman6464 (talk) 00:37, 28 August 2016 (UTC)

Extended confirmed protection[edit]

Padlock-blue.svg Hello, Maxim. 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.
This message was sent to the administrators' mass message list. To opt-out of future messages, please remove yourself from the list. 17:48, 23 September 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 Maxim.

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, Maxim. 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. MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 22:08, 21 November 2016 (UTC)

Bureaucrat chat[edit]

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I would be grateful for your input in the above discussion. Many thanks, WJBscribe via MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 11:33, 5 December 2016 (UTC)


Just curious, are you still active in the WP:BAG? --Zackmann08 (Talk to me/What I been doing) 20:49, 8 December 2016 (UTC)


I'd like to immediately delete File:Kim-Jong-un.jpg because tineye shows 955 matches. Is that okay with you? Best, Anna Frodesiak (talk) 05:01, 17 December 2016 (UTC)

Merry Christmas & Happy New Year! Maxim[edit]

Peace00.jpg Merry Christmas & Happy New Year!
Thank you for helping Wikipedia. Blessings. May we all have peace in the coming year. 7&6=thirteen () 16:50, 22 December 2016 (UTC)

On that Kim-Jong Un revert...[edit]

[1] The user is citing an NPR source, which itself is quoting from an AP report, so technically the BLP requirements are met. I do feel that section would need a lot more justification though (I've heard ancedotes on the mocking name from a variety of sources and haven't spent any time digging in further to know how much more can be said) so I wouldn't un-revert you, just that there's technically valid information there. --MASEM (t) 15:31, 4 January 2017 (UTC)

I did miss that it was an NPR reference on the first revert, but regardless, I do feel that having a section on that would be undue weight, which would fall under BLP. Maxim(talk) 15:34, 4 January 2017 (UTC)

Wikipedia talk:Administrators[edit]

It's unclear to me whether you're aware that most of the users in the "long tail" at User:JamesR/AdminStats are in fact not administrators. I believe this includes nearly all the accounts that show 1-2 admin actions. They are accounts that have deletions logged incidental to a page move. If you were already aware of this, great, otherwise, you might want to consider your policy proposal in a different light.

The Uninvited Co., Inc. 19:44, 6 January 2017 (UTC)

I'm well aware, yes. Users get protection logs because they moved a protected page or a deletion log moving a page against a redirect. I went through tens of contribution history of users with the +sysop flag. That said, it feels wrong to me to call out administrators by name, which may have come at detriment to arguing the points presented. Maxim(talk) 21:34, 6 January 2017 (UTC)

Administrators' newsletter - February 2017[edit]

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BAG News[edit]

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WS is now slowly developing with less conflicts. I guess you have moved away to other things, but would kindly like to ask you to support with vote here, so we can reach the 25 votes minimum rule in order to be able to get local Checkusers, and get a local policy for CU, which will be the first step of developing more local solutions on WS. Dan Koehl (talk) 22:04, 8 February 2017 (UTC)

On this day, 10 years ago...[edit]

Balloons-aj.svg Hey, Maxim. I'd like to wish you a wonderful First Edit Day on behalf of the Wikipedia Birthday Committee!
Have a great day!
Lepricavark (talk) 01:14, 10 February 2017 (UTC)

It's been 10 years.[edit]

Deleted the main page!?[edit]

How did you delete the Main Page? You don't just delete the main page. I saw you in the village stocks and decided to drop you a message. Ry00001 (talk) 10:00, 10 March 2017 (UTC)

Deletion discussion about Abiogenic[edit]

Hello, Maxim,

I wanted to let you know that there's a discussion about whether Abiogenic should be deleted. Your comments are welcome at Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Abiogenic .

If you're new to the process, articles for deletion is a group discussion (not a vote!) that usually lasts seven days. If you need it, there is a guide on how to contribute. Last but not least, you are highly encouraged to continue improving the article; just be sure not to remove the tag about the deletion nomination from the top.


Eddie Blick (talk) 18:03, 25 March 2017 (UTC)

Bureaucrat discussion - GoldenRing[edit]

Wikipedia:Requests for adminship/GoldenRing/Bureaucrat chat

I would be grateful for your input in the above discussion. Many thanks, WJBscribe (talk) 12:15, 7 April 2017 (UTC)

Bots Newsletter, April 2017[edit]

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Proposed deletion of File:Ray Emery2.JPG[edit]

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