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Event coordinator[edit]

Hi, the English Wikipedia recently created a new user permission for editors involved in off-wiki outreach work, event coordinator. This new permission allows users to mark accounts for confirmed for up to 10 days, and also allows them to create accounts for events without rate limits without some of the features of the account creator right that aren't used at edit-a-thons and other events. I have added the event coordinator permission to your account and removed the account creator permission, as you appear to have been using it mainly for outreach work.

This should have no noticeable impact on your ability to create accounts, and will give you the extra ability to temporarily confirm accounts if you need to. For more information, you can see the information page on the right, or you can ask me if you have any questions. TonyBallioni (talk) 18:32, 22 May 2018 (UTC)

Sara Facio redirect?[edit]

Hi @Vexations:, I am in the process of cleaning up the page Wikipedia:Meetup/ArtAndFeminism/Stubs. I am clearing out some articles that are no longer stubs. I am keeping a record of the removed artists on the talk page. My request of you is for your assistance on the Sara Facio page. I believe it erroniously redirects to her partner's page María Elena Walsh. I think it should be a redlink rather than a redirect. Do you agree? And if so can you make the redirect go away? Best, WomenArtistUpdates (talk) 00:44, 24 May 2018 (UTC)

Hello WomenArtistUpdates I think that it is better to have some information about Sara Facio on page about María Elena Walsh than to have nothing at all. If you have sources that can sustain a full article about Facio, the way to make the redirect go away is to write the article. Note that the page history shows that it was not always a redirect. In fact, it started as an article. It was made a redirect here. To make it a redlink would require that we delete the existing page. I don't think that's an option. Perhaps the Spanish version of the article is helpful in re-creating the article? Vexations (talk) 00:58, 24 May 2018 (UTC)
Thanks for the prompt response and clarification @Vexations:! I will put her name on my list to see if I can make a page, also I will read through the Spanish article. WomenArtistUpdates (talk) 01:06, 24 May 2018 (UTC)

NPR Newsletter No.11 25 May 2018[edit]

Hello Vexations, thank you for your work reviewing New Pages!


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Thank you very much[edit]

The RfC discussion to eliminate portals was closed May 12, with the statement "There exists a strong consensus against deleting or even deprecating portals at this time." This was made possible because you and others came to the rescue. Thank you for speaking up.

By the way, the current issue of the Signpost features an article with interviews about the RfC and the Portals WikiProject.

I'd also like to let you know that the Portals WikiProject is working hard to make sure your support of portals was not in vain. Toward that end, we have been working diligently to innovate portals, while building, updating, upgrading, and maintaining them. The project has grown to 80 members so far, and has become a beehive of activity.

Our two main goals at this time are to automate portals (in terms of refreshing, rotating, and selecting content), and to develop a one-page model in order to make obsolete and eliminate most of the 150,000 subpages from the portal namespace by migrating their functions to the portal base pages, using technologies such as selective transclusion. Please feel free to join in on any of the many threads of development at the WikiProject's talk page, or just stop by to see how we are doing. If you have any questions about portals or portal development, that is the best place to ask them.

If you would like to keep abreast of developments on portals, keep in mind that the project's members receive updates on their talk pages. The updates are also posted here, for your convenience.

Again, we can't thank you enough for your support of portals, and we hope to make you proud of your decision. Sincerely,    — The Transhumanist   07:01, 25 May 2018 (UTC)

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Please comment on Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Songs[edit]

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Angela Behelle (novelist)[edit]

Hello Vexations. Thanks a lot for the article Angela Behelle (novelist). On the French wiki, I have enough contributions to create articles directly but not on the English wiki. That's why I made the mistake of turning drafts into an article for Angela Behelle and La Société (novel series)that a contributor converted back into Draft:La Société (novel series) (2). Here I learn every day. Thanks again ! Théodore Roux (talk) 07:03, 29 May 2018 (UTC)

Alice Marian Ellen Bale[edit]

Hi @Vexations:. Would you be able to work your magic on the article Alice Marion Ellen Bale. Her name is actually MariAn. Let me know if you would prefer I take this to the Teahouse. Thanks! WomenArtistUpdates (talk) 17:42, 29 May 2018 (UTC)

Hello WomenArtistUpdates, I'm happy to help. Was there anything in particular that needed attention? Vexations (talk) 23:04, 29 May 2018 (UTC)
Thanks for the prompt response @Vexations:. The name of the article needs to be changed to Alice Marian Ellen Bale. Then we need to make a redirect from Alice Marion Ellen Bale to the correctly titled page.WomenArtistUpdates (talk) 23:16, 29 May 2018 (UTC)
WomenArtistUpdates  Done Vexations (talk) 23:21, 29 May 2018 (UTC)
Ah... Thanks! @Vexations: :) WomenArtistUpdates (talk) 15:44, 30 May 2018 (UTC)
My sincere apologies @Vexations: and @WomenArtistUpdates: to both of you for putting you to this trouble and for handling a silly mistake so graciously...I am very embarrassed to realise that in creating the page Alice Marian Ellen Bale I should have double-checked the spelling of her name! The experience will make me much more careful! Jamesmcardle(talk) 03:06, 16 June 2018 (UTC)

Please comment on Talk:Star Wars: The Last Jedi[edit]

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Please re-review the tag you placed on an article[edit]


I created that article, how can I edit it to make it look less promotional?

Because the person is a notable person.

Ladispeaks (talk) 09:04, 31 May 2018 (UTC)

Reversion of Original Research on Feminist urbanism[edit]

Hello User:Vexations, I have undone the reversion of my edit removing a specific line that contains original research on the article Feminist urbanism. The sentence includes a citation to a research paper that included a quote by the research author. This source does not necessarily represent a WP:mainstream view. The sentence was written as a quote, which was an WP:OPINION by the author of what the research in the academic area of feminism as applied to the theory of urbanism does. Per the WP:FORUM within WP:ISNOT this is promotional content as it supports a specific feminist point of view. While that is noted, it is my position that the sentence would be improved if it were framed to reference an encyclopedic summary of the content rather then the author's specific point of view. Randomeditor1000 (talk) 15:24, 1 June 2018 (UTC)

Randomeditor1000} Just to clarify why I reverted you: I considered your use of the term "original research" sufficiently different from how it is defined in WP:OR to be out of line with consensus. I think it might have been better to follow WP:BRD and take it to the talk page before undoing my edit, but I can live it. We should try to find consensus at Talk:Feminist urbanism. I'll see you there. Vexations (talk) 20:52, 1 June 2018 (UTC)

Please comment on Talk:Tom Dixon (industrial designer)[edit]

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Cheikh Anta Diop : Rebirth, clarity on article creation[edit]

Hello @Vexations:, saw your note. Will shed some light and no probs. Will need more time to develop the content of the article. Sources that it lacked several years back have now surfaced making its standing more credible. Please remove/replace speedy deletion tag. Thanks. Eightnisan 21:51, 7 June 2018 (UTC)

Eightnisan The deletion discussion closed on 18 May 2017, not "several years back". If you have sources, use them. If you need more time, I'll move that article to Draft space for you. Vexations (talk) 22:12, 7 June 2018 (UTC)
Sure @Vexations:, go ahead and move it. Eightnisan 22:14, 7 June 2018 (UTC)

AfD Nomination of Matt Whitman[edit]

Hi, I have undone your edit for the nomination because you had clubbed it along with the old discussion. As it would be a 2nd nomination, please follow the instructions at WP:AFDHOW. Thanks, MT TrainTalk 04:36, 9 June 2018 (UTC)

Sorry about that, Mark the train. The page curation tool WP:NPP uses doesn't handle repeat AfDs. I knew that and should not have used it to nominate Matt Whitman. Vexations (talk) 13:32, 9 June 2018 (UTC)

Algorithmic entities not in given citation[edit]

Hi User:Vexations, thank you for reviewing and editing. Citation 1 established the case for Algorithmic Entities being bonafide (nonhuman) legal entities. Citation 5 discusses that EU motion "Creating a specific legal status for robots in the long run, so that at least the most sophisticated autonomous robots could be established as having the status of electronic persons responsible for making good any damage they may cause, and possibly applying electronic personality to cases where robots make autonomous decisions or otherwise interact with third parties independently"; the article specifically illustrates the notion with the "2015, an A.I.-powered Twitter bot" which is clearly an Algorithmic Entity.

I am not sure how to interpret your 'not given in citation' marking. I appreciate your insights and improvements here as this is becoming a global social and technical issue.Emoritz2017 (talk) 12:52, 9 June 2018 (UTC)

Hello Emoritz2017 It's not that I don't think that Algorithmic Entities don't exist, or are being discussed. I didn't think the summary of what the source said was accurate. I'll respond in more detail on the talk page. Talk:Algorithmic entities Vexations (talk) 13:51, 9 June 2018 (UTC)

Vigilius of Thapsus[edit]

Hi Vexations, I saw your question up at rfa. Was the Vigilius of Thapsus article recreated? scope_creep (talk) 09:42, 10 June 2018 (UTC)

I don't think so. Here's what I know:
  • 2018-05-02T04:09:55 Yamaplos created Vigilius of Thapsus (his third new article) [1]
  • 2018-05-02T05:07:00 TheSandDoctor marked it patrolled [2]
  • 2018-05-02T05:07:01‎ TheSandDoctor nominated it for deletion [3].
  • 2018-05-02T06:33:25 LaundryPizza03 nominated it for speedy deletion [4]
  • 2018-05-02T06:47:07 Cryptic deleted the article [5]
  • 2018-05-02T11:28:43‎ Mark the train closed the AfD [6] as speedy delete
Vexations (talk) 13:14, 10 June 2018 (UTC)
I don't mean to step on anyone's toes here (and I'm sorry if I am, Vexations, scope_creep), but I do have a draft of an article about Vigilius of Thapsus in my sandbox. If you'd like, I'm more than willing to polish it a bit more and push it out as a Draft within 24 hours, if that might help. Thank you! —Javert2113 (Let's chat!) 15:38, 11 June 2018 (UTC)
Excellent, why not. Not a lot known about him, but definitely an established figure, and notable. I dont think WP:BEFORE was done, and there is more than a few refs. I can review it as well, if you want. scope_creep (talk) 15:55, 11 June 2018 (UTC)
Oh, goodness, I forgot to link it. (Also, the floruit dates are off.) Here.Javert2113 (Let's chat!) 16:02, 11 June 2018 (UTC)
I started a draft ss well, User:Vexations/drafts/Vigilius of Thapsus it needs work, but feel free to plunder it. Vexations (talk) 17:48, 11 June 2018 (UTC)
Something tells me your draft is far better than mine, Vexations. I think yours should be the main article. (I'm particularly impressed with the exposition of the dialog. Wonderful work!) —Javert2113 (Let's chat!) 18:10, 11 June 2018 (UTC)

Please comment on Talk:Rey (Star Wars)[edit]

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A kitten for you![edit]

Kitten (06) by Ron.jpg

Just wanted to apologize for accidentally tagging one of your draft pages (the one on Vigilius Tapsensis, naturally) for speedy deletion. That was a mistake on my part; I thought I was deleting my own draft of it.

Again, sorry. I think I'll just go to bed now.

Javert2113 (Let's chat!) 02:30, 12 June 2018 (UTC)

How to...[edit]

Hi Vexations, can you help me with that Problem: There are so many deletion Templates so which one to chose for simply speed deleting the Sandbox after publishing? (Du sprichst auch Deutsch habe ich gesehen?) Thank you. Karla1936 (talk) 07:11, 14 June 2018 (UTC)

Hi Karla1936 If you want to ask an administrator to delete a page from your user space, that is anything with a URL after, for example User:Karla1936/delete me, you can add a template like {{Db-u1}} or {{Db-userreq}}. See WP:U1. BTW, the WP:TEAHOUSE is a friendly place to ask questions like this. I don't mind answering them, (I'm a teahouse host too), but you might get a (better) answer faster there. Stimmt, ich spreche auch Deutsch, bin jedoch nur auf enwiki aktiv. Vexations (talk) 11:19, 14 June 2018 (UTC)
DANKE!!--Karla1936 (talk) 11:59, 14 June 2018 (UTC)

Use of neutral words[edit]

Thank you very much for helping me with Jeremiah Obuobi Shammahamoah (talk) 12:27, 15 June 2018 (UTC)

Thank you for reviewing[edit]

Hi Vexations, thank you for so promptly reviewing Le Groupe des XV. Much appreciated, Jamesmcardle(talk) 03:01, 16 June 2018 (UTC)

Please comment on Talk:Pointless[edit]

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NPP Backlog Elimination Drive[edit]

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