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Hello, Meteor sandwich yum, and welcome to Wikipedia! Thank you for your contributions. I hope you like the place and decide to stay. Here are a few links to pages you might find helpful:

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Mass in Kg weight in Pounds?[edit]

Never heard of this. We weight people in Kg up where I live. We rarely use pounds (just the old people). In the USA I know the nonscientific us pounds and the scientific us Kg. Maybe that is the difference. Doc James (talk · contribs · email) (if I write on your page reply on mine) 22:16, 23 November 2013 (UTC)


Apropos of your edit at Richard Watson (singer) I had no idea that "coauthors" was now deprecated. I have put this field in dozens, probably hundreds, of articles. Is there any way of replacing the lot or is it a matter of remembering to change them when next visiting each article? Tangentially, following what I find the prevalent practice in printed references, I prefer the second author to be John Smith, rather than Smith, John. It's not a matter of great importance, and I see the WP:cite book page allows for this. I'll go down that route in future, and am obliged to you for raising the matter. Best wishes, Tim riley (talk) 19:09, 6 December 2013 (UTC)

Your copyediting[edit]

Personal attack

Your copyediting is okay sometimes. But shouldn't, as a copyeditor, you always make articles better? Or should we just say everyone is prone to make mistakes? Your copyediting over at Adolescent sexuality in the United States leaves much to be desired. And your copyedits elsewhere consist of you making unnecessary, sometimes unnecessarily elaborate, changes. You overtag and overuse blockquotes. I also think that when one or more editors reject your copyedits, you should just back off. If your copyedits are truly an improvement, then discuss them on the talk page when rejected. But try more often to see why others don't or might not appreciate your copyediting. In some cases, you are dealing with Wikipedia editors far more experienced than you and who are far better at building articles than you. (talk) 15:32, 9 December 2013 (UTC)

I don't know who you are or why you are saying this. Willing to listen if you start making sense or put this into context.
  1. "editors far more experienced than you" You have 25 edits; I have over 1000 -- I'm confused here by your statement there
  2. I stopped using blockquotes after Adolescent sexuality in the United States almost entirely. I do use them in the editing window to save from clutter, but that makes absolutely no difference on rendered text.
  3. Are you signed out, a sockpuppet, or a newbie? You the person at Fuck who reverted me twice?
  4. And yes, I tag. I also consistently remove tags. Tagging is important, you realize. It's how I find articles to edit. Otherwise you have to click 'Random Page' -- which I do -- and it becomes tedious. Much easier for sparse commentary for willing editors.
  5. I never claimed to perfect Adolescent sexuality in the US. That was long ago, and it sucked to begin with. It still sucks; I didn't improve the tone of it, I fixed punctuation and the like. I've taken a break from it because I felt I was spinning my wheels; I admit it was a big article for a newcomer to tackle, but you can't just generalize an entire editor for a single article. I also utilize talk pages.
I never triumph over others when I correct their mistakes. I aim to improve content. I'm also not a retard. Watch your tone. You read 'Bite the newbies' ever?
meteor_sandwich_yum (talk) 16:08, 9 December 2013 (UTC)
I'm saying it because your copyediting is often messy. I think you know that some editors started out as IP editors watching others edit, that they learned the ways of Wikipedia by watching and/or occasionally editing before starting to edit Wikipedia regularly. No, I'm not a signed-out sockpuppet. If I have a registered account, communicating with you on your talk page without signing in does not make me a WP:Sockpuppet. No, I'm not Til Eulenspiegel. Tagging is important. Overtagging is not. For example, if an article or section of an article has a big tag on it that says that additional references are needed, it is overkill to then add citation-needed tags for each unsourced statement. I was actually typing up a response to you before Til Eulenspiegel even reverted you. And this[1] is not a WP:Dummy edit. A WP:Dummy edit does not change the text that way. What you added there is an invisible note. To make a WP:Dummy edit, the only thing you'd have to do, for example, is space a heading a bit (without making a WP:Whitespace). Get it together if you are going to continue copyediting this site. (talk) 16:30, 9 December 2013 (UTC)
Okay, I recant. You are not a sockpuppet. No offense intended; you wrote as if you have been here many times before. Passive observers do exist. I seriously doubt you've followed Wiki more than I have, but that's not my point.
My point is -- seriously, can you be more specific? Fuck had neither an article tag, nor a section tag. It was a former featured article that I wanted to refurbish, and that's not a crime. "Messy" and "get it together" is not constructive criticism - those are insults. What have thread you been following? Have my edits at Death pissed you off? Me fixing the badly-written Akathisia? Me backing off at ASCII art when another editor reverted my edit? My tendency to defer to others' opinions? Me preserving the links at Barack Obama? Me adding (Spanish) on North America and adding quotes? Me politely proposing a new system at Abuse because it didn't make sense? Fixing Fall Out Boy's links? Making redirects and pulling together Antidepressant? The silent corrections I've made to hundreds of articles? If you have issues with Adolescent Sexuality, why tell me now? Are you wanting me to change something in the article, 3 months after I edited it? "Something to be desired" -- I'm not even working on it.
An aside - Yes, it is a dummy edit. Read the page: "Adding an HTML comment. For example, adding to a page will not affect its presentation."
Don't lecture me. I am starting to doubt you having good faith. In fact, you seem so angry with me, you have just insinuated I leave the site lest I 'get my act together'. Who are you to say that to me? Have you even copyedited once, or do you just criticize? Be polite or get off my page. You are not being civil nor are you making a point, just putting me down. meteor_sandwich_yum (talk) 17:03, 9 December 2013 (UTC)
I have definitely followed Wikipedia more than you. That should be obvious by the fact that I know more about editing it than you. Your edits are often messy. Saying so is constructive criticism to me since I want you to improve and take the time to discuss your copyedits when people object to them. Doing that is certainly better than edit warring like you did at the Fuck article. It hasn't been three months since you edited the Adolescent sexuality in the United States article. I pointed to that because it is one of the biggest examples of your editing being less than stellar. And your way of adding dummy edits is not a dummy edit to me. If it requires another editor to remove it, not so much a dummy edit and best left avoided. No, I'm not angry with you. Read WP:Civil. I mean it that I want your editing to improve. Peace. (talk) 17:20, 9 December 2013 (UTC)
Hey. Looking back over the discussion, I don't think you were being rude or uncivil after all - I think I misinterpreted what you were telling me. I'm having a really “off-day” today. I recognize now you weren't belittling my efforts, but were rather trying to harmonize my interactions with others. Anyway, thanks for taking the time to help me with this. meteor_sandwich_yum (talk) 19:34, 9 December 2013 (UTC)


As far as I know version, an is used mainly before vowel sound (a, e, i, o, u)[2]. And SSRI (Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor) doesn't begin with one. I think you're wrong here. Alex discussion 23:51, 19 December 2013 (UTC)

I see what you mean. However, S has an "invisible" vowel sound—an "E" at the beginning—so it breaks this rule. Anytime you have two vowel sounds in English you need to punctuate them with a short stop using a consonant, regardless of how it's written. Most cases are words beginning with a, e, i, o, or u, but there are exceptions. Other examples—"an MRI", "an NBA game", "an NGO", "an X-ray", "an SUV"—might be more familiar. It doesn't make sense when looking at the words, only when reading them out loud do you notice.
To quote the same source, [this] might be what you're looking for. They use "an hour" as an example of what I'm talking about. meteor_sandwich_yum (talk) 00:25, 20 December 2013 (UTC)
EDIT: A source of confusion here might be regarding acronyms. If you spell out Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitor, you precede it with a; if you just use the acronym SSRI, you precede it with an. Again, pronunciation is more relevant than spelling. meteor_sandwich_yum (talk) 00:29, 20 December 2013 (UTC)
Dude, awesome user page, by the way. Just thought I'd say. Mine is so cluttered. ~MSY.


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N2e (talk) 01:43, 30 December 2013 (UTC)

Broken script?[edit]

This edit of yours left unexpanded {{subst:DATE}} tags to the article for some reason. --hydrox (talk) 17:10, 4 January 2014 (UTC)

Thanks for catching & correcting those. I copyedited by hand, so it wasn't a script that was broken; "subst:[anything]" doesn't work within <ref>...</ref> tags for some reason (a MediaWiki code bug maybe?).
I think I'll write those in full next time... meteor_sandwich_yum (talk) 07:15, 5 January 2014 (UTC)
Strange.. Seems like a MediaWiki bug. --hydrox (talk) 22:28, 5 January 2014 (UTC)

Template edits[edit]

Wanted to let you know that I've given you the "template editor" user right, which will allow you to edit pages that have been given "template-editor protection". This won't help with {{Actinium}}, since it's fully protected, but it will enable you to edit many templates that shouldn't be just semiprotected. The user right is quite new and just got consensus a few months ago, so there are lots of templates currently at full protection that need to be downgraded to template-editor protected. In case you wonder — I gave you the right because it's clear that you're making a lot of good edits to templates: it looks like you're exactly the kind of editor for whom this user right was created, since it's meant to ensure that trustworthy people can implement edits to templates instead of having to wait around for editprotected requests to be answered. With this in mind, please continue doing what you have been doing, and if you find a template that's been fully protected because of vulnerability/numerous transclusions, you're welcome to go to RFPP and ask that they be downgraded to template-editor, or removed entirely if they're in a situation like the Actinium template. Nyttend (talk) 03:05, 20 January 2014 (UTC)

You're quite welcome. Frankly speaking, you don't meet the criteria :-) Note that the page explicitly permits admins to use other criteria to decide whether an editor's suitable for the userright, so I didn't break any rules even though you don't meet the criteria. At least right now, I can't think of a situation in which I'd grant the right to someone who's recently gotten a behavioral block (except for an accident, e.g. I blocked you when I meant to block someone else), and I definitely wouldn't grant it to someone who's not editing templates. However, you've made tons of template edits since joining in September, and the main reasons for having this feature are to make it easier for people like you and to reduce the number of {{editprotected}} requests, so I've normally granted the right to people who've made a lot of good template edits. I don't have any qualms about giving it to you; please don't give me reason to start qualming :-) Nyttend (talk) 05:47, 21 January 2014 (UTC)

CO2 template[edit]

The tag you placed on the CO2 template appears to be causing a speedy deletion tag to appear everywhere that the CO2 in curly braces is used (as shown below). I'm not an experienced template editor (I'm not sure I even have permissions to fix this problem), so I hope that you can resolve this issue. Thank you! James McBride (talk) 22:38, 22 January 2014 (UTC)

I just killed the speedy - the number of pages with speedy deletions was going past 600 and climbing. Just drop me a note with want you want doing.  Ronhjones  (Talk) 22:40, 22 January 2014 (UTC)
Oh, thank you! It looks like you did that right before I finished my message here. James McBride (talk) 22:41, 22 January 2014 (UTC)
Thanks anyway, James McBride. Dumb error I made. Face-wink.svg meteor_sandwich_yum (talk) 22:44, 22 January 2014 (UTC)
Do I take it you want {{CO2}} to be swapped with {{Co2}} ?  Ronhjones  (Talk) 22:53, 22 January 2014 (UTC)
Yes. I couldn't perform the move with the redirect in the way. I'm considering taking advantage of "Displaytitle" so the nomenclature fits but they remain convenient typing aids without redirects. I didn't realize it had that many transclusions. Hold on then... meteor_sandwich_yum (talk) 22:55, 22 January 2014 (UTC)
  • Pages transcluded for {{Co2}}: 176.
  • Pages transcluded for {{CO2}}: 522.
People use CO2 more, so I think it should be the main template, with Co2 as a redirect.
Yes, I'd like that move after all. meteor_sandwich_yum (talk) 23:00, 22 January 2014 (UTC)
Yes check.svg Done There was nothing worth keeping in the redirect history, so I just let the system delete it as I moved it, it has automatically created a new redirect at the old name. It will take a while for Category:Candidates for speedy deletion to get back to normal - any admin now looking at that list will not be able to work out why the pages are there :-)  Ronhjones  (Talk) 23:08, 22 January 2014 (UTC)
Yeah, I'll remember those <nowiki>...</nowiki> tags next time :) Thanks :) meteor_sandwich_yum (talk) 23:16, 22 January 2014 (UTC)
  • This admin has worked out why they were there and I knew immediately what the problem was - it did take a bit longer to work out which edit had caused it - not that it mattered! For future reference: the db-move tag that you applied should have been placed between <noinclude></noinclude> tags not <nowiki></nowiki>. — RHaworth (talk · contribs) 00:38, 23 January 2014 (UTC)
Noted. That was a typo, by the way. meteor_sandwich_yum (talk) 00:50, 23 January 2014 (UTC)

No such thing as a useless editor.[edit]

I noticed on your user page that you say you sometimes feel useless on Wikipedia.

There's no need to feel that way, as there's no such thing as a useless editor.

Just keep doing what you do, and never be afraid to ask for help if you get stuck.

By the way..these are for you:

The first one is something you're automatically entitled to when you sign up on Wikipedia, and the second one you earned due to the amount of time and edits you put in.

Vjmlhds (talk) 04:56, 23 January 2014 (UTC)

You're very much welcome. And don't let negative editors get you down. Vjmlhds (talk) 05:20, 23 January 2014 (UTC)

A cup of coffee for you![edit]

A small cup of coffee.JPG Thank you for your interest and work in improving chemistry articles. Blue Rasberry (talk) 19:42, 23 January 2014 (UTC)

Tech News: 2014-05[edit]

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A cup of coffee for you![edit]

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A barnstar for you![edit]

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Impressive work on the Rational Template! I hope others like it as much as I do Nickmxp (talk) 08:57, 2 February 2014 (UTC)

Tech News: 2014-06[edit]

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A Tesla Roadster for you![edit]

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Thank you for contributing to Wikipedia! Gg53000 (talk) 00:56, 4 February 2014 (UTC)


Hey, Meteor sandwich yum! I saw your question on the Teahouse and was wondering about it. (In passing, an IP block exemption is what you're looking for, but it's only handed out in very limited circumstances.) Anyway, my question is (and without meaning to pry too much): do you think it'll help to only use TOR some of the time? Even assuming that TOR is a perfect safeguard against surveillance: if you make edits without the protection of TOR, they'll be able to track you based on those unprotected edits, and then they'll be able to link your protected edits to you because they're all associated with the same username. Again, I don't mean to pry, so if this makes you uncomfortable, just say the word and I'll drop it. Your question just got me to thinking, and since it's pretty much off-topic, I didn't want to clutter up the Teahouse question with it. Anyway, cheers! :) Writ Keeper  01:04, 4 February 2014 (UTC)

@Writ Keeper: Don't mind at all, just will phrase this very openly.
There is a point to using it even occasionally, because in order for me to be traced, a human would have to connect the dots (as most traffic is just recorded on government servers to be analyzed indefinitely later at their leisure). Although it's a security vulnerability to pass traffic both unencrypted and through TOR simultaneously, and for an adversary to notice the traffic in real-time; only using TOR some of the time is not so much a risk (possible, but not probable).
Also, by editing under TOR I help secure others' Internet traffic every time I edit a page (also another reason I want an IPBE). So even if I'm traced, others aren't, and I do good collaterally.

Nice question, though. Got me to think about it! And thanks for the answer. meteor_sandwich_yum (talk) 02:20, 4 February 2014 (UTC)

A cup of coffee for you![edit]

A small cup of coffee.JPG Thanks for what you are doing at Hypnotic‎. It seems useful and is a major update. Blue Rasberry (talk) 19:08, 7 February 2014 (UTC)

Tech News: 2014-07[edit]

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Tech News: 2014-08[edit]

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Tech News: 2014-09[edit]

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A barnstar for you![edit]

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Thanks for the work on the lymph node stromal cell age. :) TheFurorDivinus (talk) 13:44, 24 February 2014 (UTC)

Taste of New Wine[edit]

(Regarding the eponymous article)

I'd be more sympathetic to marking that BLP if he was living, but the article says the author of that book died in 2012. I mostly work at trying to do triage on actual BLPs, which is why I fiddled with the tags. Also, I kinda felt like the one in the Refs section was redundant, but *shrug*.

Mostly I don't think it should show up on lists like this: Wikipedia:Database_reports/Biographies_of_living_people_possibly_eligible_for_deletion --j⚛e deckertalk 19:54, 25 February 2014 (UTC)

@Joe Decker: You're entirely correct on both accounts. (I didn't even notice he had died!) Your version was more elegant. Redundant tag was accidental. meteor_sandwich_yum (talk) 22:28, 25 February 2014 (UTC)
Cool, have a great day! --j⚛e deckertalk 22:31, 25 February 2014 (UTC)
Same! meteor_sandwich_yum (talk) 22:33, 25 February 2014 (UTC)


Hello, meteor sandwich yum... I'm todd adams, the real todd adams, owner of newbys, i bought the company from david newby harsh...

I would appreciate if you would put my statements back on the wiki page! Or take the Newbys wiki page off!

i'm the one that was steam rolled by BMI... I'm also the only one in the that has ever won a judgement while fighting BMI... Which BMI didnt like, they in turn sued me again in Federal Court for Copyright Infringement... This went on for a while, we settled because I had no more money to pay lawyers to represent me... I failed miserably representing myself against 4 lawyers from NY, Nashville and locally... I failed in the mediation and was forced to agree to insane terms, in due time i failed to comply with and was ordered to pay even more $$$ to BMI lawyers... All under the veil of secrecy, not to divulge any information to the public!

I spent time yesterday writing the FACTS in my incident! What happened to me, as doing business as Newbys... This was and is what happened in the controversies of Newbys!

I would appreciate if you would put my statements back on the wiki page! Or take the Newbys wiki page off! As there's no reason to tell / post one side of the story! BMI is worse than organized crime, the Mafia! Stealing from the public billions of dollars, not paying to artists their due... as they have no idea what songs are actually played in businesses! the smallest % scales collected from private and public companies are paid to the highest of the level of artists and keeping the majority to line their pockets, buy the most expensive parcels of property, throw lavish parties and retain the best, most expensive lawyers / bribe officials... this and the other license companies have no room for our World! Here in Memphis, TN they threatened to sue the public library per the music they let students and the public listen to, to the tune of over $20K the City was forced to pay BMI or go to court, costing the City even more $$$... One City out of all the Cities in America... $20K is a drop in the bucket they steal / rob / threaten everyone!

BMI most uttered phrase: PAY US OR WE WILL SUE YOU!

(Toddnewbys (talk) 18:27, 26 February 2014 (UTC))

Welcome to Wikipedia from the Anatomy Wikiproject![edit]

Welcome to Wikipedia from Wikiproject Anatomy! We're a group of editors who strive to improve the quality of anatomy articles here on Wikipedia. One of our members has noticed that you are involved in editing anatomy articles; it's great to have a new interested editor on board. In your wiki-voyages, a few things that may be relevant to editing wikipedia articles are:

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Feel free to contact us on the WikiProkect Anatomy talk page if you have any problems, or wish to join us. I wish you all the best on your wiki-voyages! Sorry, we just have this one template. Thanks for your recent edits, they're much appreciated. --LT910001 (talk) 12:18, 28 February 2014 (UTC)

Tech News: 2014-10[edit]

09:30, 3 March 2014 (UTC)

The legitimacy of multiple accounts[edit]

The accounts I tagged were not being used innocently. One was created to lobby for a point of view the other was advocating. Quack, quack. Feel free to check their edits. I didn't report them to WP:Sockpuppet investigations to give them an opportunity to cease and desist. If the problem persists, I will report them. (talk) 05:22, 10 March 2014 (UTC)

Tech News: 2014-11[edit]

09:10, 10 March 2014 (UTC)

New Article[edit]

Hello Meteor sandwich yum. I have a question about new article. I didn't understand exactly about wgolf's message with this title "Speedy deletion nomination of Mostafa Amini". This person wrote to me that why my article has been removed. can you tell me what was wrong with me? I guess it's because I wrote nothing about person and just wrote Infobox person. 229amini (talk) 13:31, 14 March 2014 (UTC)

Hi @229amini:
The simple answer is yes, you should always start an article by saying what they did and are famous for. A lot of articles are written every day, and to prevent Wikipedia from being crowded with lots of articles that nobody wants to read, we clean them out. Wgolf was only guessing that the person wasn't important enough to belong here. Another thing to prevent them from being deleted is to include a reference of some kind—it doesn't matter if it's messy or something, just a URL you enclose in <ref></ref> tags will be enough to show they matter. The template {{Newpage}} can show you're still actively working on it, and not to delete it.
Sorry you didn't get a chance to finish it. Face-sad.svg Was Mostafa Amini an important person? Wikipedia judges whether people should be in this encyclopedia or not by Wikipedia:Notability (people).
Meteor sandwich yum (talk) 19:26, 14 March 2014 (UTC)

Tech News: 2014-12[edit]

07:14, 17 March 2014 (UTC)


Hi Meteor sandwich yum. There's an ip on khat that's mixing up dates and soapboxing within the text. Can you please keep the page in order? Best regards, Middayexpress (talk) 17:58, 17 March 2014 (UTC)

@Middayexpress: Sure thing. Meteor sandwich yum (talk) 23:54, 17 March 2014 (UTC)

Tech News: 2014-13[edit]

18:56, 24 March 2014 (UTC)

WikiProject Anatomy quarterly newsletter[edit]

WP:Anatomy quarterly update (#2)

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Released: First quarter, 2014
Updated cleanup listing and recent changes list in third quarter, 2014
Editor: LT910001

Hello WP:ANATOMY participant! This is the second quarterly update of goings-on in WP:ANATOMY, documenting the current state of WP:ANATOMY, current projects and items of interest, and any relevant news. I'd greatly value feedback on this, and if you think I've missed something, or don't wish to receive this again, please leave a note on my talkpage or remove your name from the mailing list

What's new
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Quarterly focus - Where to edit?
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On any given week we have at least 4-10 editors making significant contributions to our articles, with probably more than double this making minor edits. As an editor, I am often wondering: with so many articles, where to start? There is so much to be done (as always, on Wikipedia!), and I aim here to provide a comprehensive list of venues within our project. If I've missed any, please let us know on the WikiProject Anatomy talk page.

An editor might edit:

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Tech News: 2014-14[edit]

09:20, 31 March 2014 (UTC)

A7 deletions[edit]

Re this edit: with an A7 deletion, it's best to advise them to approach the deleting admin first (which is usually the best approach in any case). REFUND is mainly intended for uncontroversial PROD and WP:CSD#G13 restorations, rather than for second-guessing admins, and people asking about A7 deletions will normally get referred to the deleting admin, as I have done in this case, so they can start to feel that they are being given the run-around. Regards, JohnCD (talk) 18:00, 31 March 2014 (UTC)

Tech News: 2014-15[edit]

08:00, 7 April 2014 (UTC)


IMHO opinion, you have nothing to apologise for, pure spam Jimfbleak - talk to me? 06:09, 8 April 2014 (UTC)

Okay. Wanted to assume the best, since it may have been a newcomer. Meteor sandwich yum (talk) 13:47, 8 April 2014 (UTC)

Nomination for deletion of Template:Drug-emerging[edit]

Ambox warning pn.svgTemplate:Drug-emerging has been nominated for deletion. You are invited to comment on the discussion at the template's entry on the Templates for discussion page.

For some reason I can't see it on that page without editing so the discussion link is here.

Testem (talk) 15:05, 10 April 2014 (UTC)

Post-it templates[edit]

Thanks for adopting those. I've just discovered that their author, the long-departed Msikma, made yet another variant of the same idea only four months later: {{sticky}}. Much like the post-it templates, it never saw any real uptake and got forgotten. And then, immediately, {{todo2}} and {{todo3}}. I guess he really, really liked making lists. — Scott talk 22:57, 10 April 2014 (UTC)

Only those two? There were nine todo[N] post-its... (possibly from him, don't have access to deleted contribs). Must have been a very organized person, at any rate.
I plan to adopt them all, as I see some areas for improvement; nobody took down the "under construction" notice on {{todo3}}, parameters could be more uniform between them, and a navbox sidebar might help to group them all (if they don't all get merged into a single template with 50 parameters).
Nice to know that my work is appreciated, even if they're not the most popular items. Thanks. Meteor sandwich yum (talk) 02:44, 11 April 2014 (UTC)

Tech News: 2014-16[edit]

07:18, 14 April 2014 (UTC)


The Berlin definition slightly altered the definition for ARDS. ALI is no longer used and was replaced by "mild ARDS" (when PaO2/Fio2 is below or equal to 300) — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 09:17, 17 April 2014 (UTC)

Tech News: 2014-17[edit]

08:34, 21 April 2014 (UTC)

A pie for you![edit]

A very beautiful Nectarine Pie.jpg This is for helping me with my userpage. Thanks! :) Ninjadude8 (talk) 01:42, 23 April 2014 (UTC)

A frappucino for you![edit]

A small cup of coffee.JPG Thanks for your hard work! Ack! Ack! Pasta bomb! (talk) 09:36, 27 April 2014 (UTC)

Invitation join the new Physiology Wikiproject![edit]

Physiology gives us an understanding of how and why things in the field of medicine happen. Together, let us jumpstart the project and get it going. Our energy is all it needs.

Based on the long felt gap for categorization and improvization of WP:MED articles relating to the field of physiology, the new WikiProject Physiology has been created. WikiProject Physiology is still in its infancy and needs your help. On behalf of a group of editors striving to improve the quality of physiology articles here on Wikipedia, I would like to invite you to come on board and participate in the betterment of physiology related articles. Help us to jumpstart this WikiProject.

  • Feel free to leave us a message at any time on the WikiProkect Physiology talk page. If you are interested in joining the project yourself, there is a participant list where you can sign up. Please leave a message on the talk page if you have any problems, suggestions, would like review of an article, need suggestions for articles to edit, or would like some collaboration when editing!
  • You can tag the talk pages of relevant articles with {{WikiProject Physiology|class=|importance=}} with your assessment of the article class and importance alongwith. Please note that WP:Physiology, WP:Physio, WP:Phy can be used interchangeably.
  • You will make a big difference to the quality of information by adding reliable sources. Sourcing physiology articles is essential and makes a big difference to the quality of articles. And, while you're at it, why not use a book to source information, which can source multiple articles at once!
  • We try and use a standard way of arranging the content in each article. That layout is here. These headings let us have a standard way of presenting the information in anatomical articles, indicate what information may have been forgotten, and save angst when trying to decide how to organise an article. That said, this might not suit every article. If in doubt, be bold!
  • Why not try and strive to create a good article! Physiology related articles are often small in scope, have available sources, and only a limited amount of research available that is readily presentable!
  • Your contributions to the WikiProject page, related categories and templates is also welcome.
  • To invite other editors to this WikiProject, copy and past this template (with the signature):
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  • You can feel free to contact us on the WikiProkect Physiology talk page if you have any problems, or wish to join us. You can also put your suggestions there and discuss the scope of participation.

Hoping for your cooperation! DiptanshuTalk 12:34, 27 April 2014 (UTC)

Tech News: 2014-18[edit]

07:23, 28 April 2014 (UTC)

Because you thanked me...[edit]

Welcome mat.jpg You thanked me for one of my recent edits, so here is a heartfelt...
...along with seventeen layers of fun because you deserve it! I sincerely hope that you enjoy your continued improvement of this awesome encyclopedia and the staggeringly huge community effort behind it! – Paine Ellsworth CLIMAX!

20:58, 29 April 2014 (UTC)

Sorry. I may have left this in the wrong place.[edit]

Hi. It's Redrecks. You left a message about User: on my "Talk" page I think it's called?

Anyway the main reason I have come to you, is after reading the message you left, I do understand that some people are a "Bit harsh" and do say something to upset people. Well this User: DID get me upset.

I noticed on her page, the many, many people have left messages for her/him/ telling this person that they are not being very nice at all. And that this User is leaving nasty messages left, right and centre. She has also been banned before for being nasty.

I assume she will leave me another message as I have just changed yet another of her spelling mistakes, which is what she had a problem with initially. I was taught that any naming word, such as "Ambassador", "Talk Book", a segment of the show called "Test Shoot", all start with capital letters. as anything lower case is just for everyday words? I corrected her spelling of "talk book", "ambassador" and "test shoot", all naming words, with capitals. This is why she has left such a bitter message.

I have NO trouble what-so-ever if someone changes what I write or do. But leaving such a nasty reason in the Edit and then on my page, is just being spiteful. Other's have changed what I have written, but have been nice to me about it, as I have been nice back to them.

Thank you for leaving your message. I do truly understand and are the last person to ever try and cause a fight.

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A cookie for you![edit]

Choco chip cookie.png Your userpage blogging experiment suggests you could use some encouragement and are disillusioned with your work - but your contributions log indicates you are doing great things! Keep up the good work. stillnotelf is invisible 18:57, 1 May 2014 (UTC)

Probably broke all TfDs[edit]

Refactoring puts the whole XfD at risk. Is there any WP:base for this action? -DePiep (talk) 19:01, 1 May 2014 (UTC)

Yeah, it's called WP:REFACTOR.  — SMcCandlish ¢ ≽ʌⱷ҅ʌ≼  12:57, 18 May 2014 (UTC)


Information icon There is currently a discussion at Wikipedia:Administrators' noticeboard/Incidents regarding an issue with which you may have been involved. The thread is TfD discussions "refactored". Thank you. -DePiep (talk) 19:26, 1 May 2014 (UTC)

As you might know, I answered at my talkpage. Nothing against you, I understand you tried to improve the discussions in good faith. But time pressure was essential.
Now, more detail. In TfD discussions, the closing admin has great power in concluding. (I am not an admin). When the closing admin finds something wrong in the process of discussion, he/she can declare the whole TfD discussion procedure wrong (faulty). That means, no argument at all is read, and no changes will follow. This happened to me earlier, so I did want to prevent that (it would mean that four discussions would be concluded "idle" without arguments being read). I have met these situations (an admin closing this way). So I wanted to prevent that.
Your edits shuffled the discussions so heavily, that I could fear such an admin action & conclusion.
The only point I could make against you is this, minor: after I reversed saying "no", you did proceed. -DePiep (talk) 20:55, 2 May 2014 (UTC)

Thank you for being one of Wikipedia's top medical contributors![edit]

please help translate this message into the local language
Wiki Project Med Foundation logo.svg The Cure Award
In 2013 you were one of the top 300 medical editors across any language of Wikipedia. Thank you so much for helping bring free, complete, accurate, up-to-date medical information to the public. We really appreciate you and the vital work you do!

We are wondering about the educational background of our top medical editors. Would you please complete a quick 5-question survey? (please only fill this out if you received the award)

Thanks again :) --Ocaasi, Doc James and the team at Wiki Project Med Foundation

Tech News: 2014-19[edit]

07:29, 5 May 2014 (UTC)

Thank log[edit]

Could you add thank log too in user toolbox? TitoDutta 03:11, 11 May 2014 (UTC)

@Titodutta: You got it. Meteor_sandwich_yum (talk) 03:13, 11 May 2014 (UTC)
Thanks. TitoDutta 03:14, 11 May 2014 (UTC)

Katieh5584's talk page[edit]

Hi, just wanted to let you know that Katieh5584's talk page is also semi-protected. So the template you've added is redundant. 123chess456 (talk) 12:33, 11 May 2014 (UTC)

@123chess456: Hmm, you're right. I was trying to scare would-be vandals away, but users without an account wouldn't be able to edit anyway. I'll remove the padlock icon(s) then. Meteor sandwich yum (talk) 04:36, 12 May 2014 (UTC)
@123chess456: Nah. People don't need to edit her userpage. I noticed your request that the page be unprotected; I'm interested to see how this experiment goes. I'll be stalking.
Sorry for pinging you twice; not feeling very decisive today. Meteor sandwich yum (talk) 04:45, 12 May 2014 (UTC)
Don't worry about it. The talk page is unprotected now. 123chess456 (talk) 12:19, 12 May 2014 (UTC)

Tech News: 2014-20[edit]

06:00, 12 May 2014 (UTC)

Tech News: 2014-21[edit]

07:18, 19 May 2014 (UTC)


I see that you've just added User:Kephir/gadgets/rater.js to Wikipedia:User scripts‎. I tried adding this script to my vector.js to use it, but I get an error TypeError: $(uiBox).draggable is not a function upon visiting a page. Since you added the script, I posted here, but I'll also ping @Kephir: to see what (s)he says.--Dudemanfellabra (talk) 03:38, 23 May 2014 (UTC)

@Dudemanfellabra: Consider that my fault: I was going off on a limb by adding it to list to begin with. The documentation did say "Rater is currently in a somewhat unstable state; it is advisable to check the preview, raw source editor or refresh the talk page to check whether the tool works correctly. Browsers other than Chromium have not been tested."
Sorry about that. I might re-post the bug on Keφr's page, and think I should pull it off the WP:User scripts page as well until the code is debugged. Offhand, looks like it might be a browser incompatibility, but that's only a wild guess. Meteor sandwich yum (talkcontribs) 04:38, 23 May 2014 (UTC)

Strip whitespace problems[edit]

Hi, re this edit. Your problem at {{Currentlybox}} was that by boldfacing inside the {{Strip whitespace}}, you were hiding the whitespace so that it couldn't be stripped. That is, instead of {{Strip whitespace|x='''{{{1}}}'''}} use '''{{Strip whitespace|x={{{1}}}}}''' so that the boldface happens after the whitespace has been removed. --Redrose64 (talk) 09:05, 23 May 2014 (UTC)

Thank you so much! Meteor sandwich yum (talkcontribs) 09:07, 23 May 2014 (UTC)

Tech News: 2014-22[edit]

08:29, 26 May 2014 (UTC)

Tech News: 2014-23[edit]

08:08, 2 June 2014 (UTC)

Tech News: 2014-24[edit]

07:39, 9 June 2014 (UTC)

Tech News: 2014-25[edit]

07:13, 16 June 2014 (UTC)

Tech News: 2014-26[edit]

07:20, 23 June 2014 (UTC)

Dear Sir,

Thank you for telling me my mistake. I'll make sure i do not do this in future.

Your sincerely, Tanmay Daga. — Preceding unsigned comment added by TanmayDaga (talkcontribs) 08:14, 27 June 2014 (UTC)

Tech News: 2014-27[edit]

06:53, 30 June 2014 (UTC)

Tech News: 2014-28[edit]

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Tech News: 2014-29[edit]

07:49, 14 July 2014 (UTC)

Tech News: 2014-30[edit]

07:42, 21 July 2014 (UTC)

Invitation: WikiProject Autism[edit]

Greetings! You are hereby invited to WikiProject Autism, a collaborative effort to improve the coverage of autism, Asperger syndrome, and autistic culture on Wikipedia. As the project emphasizes contribution from autistic editors, it is especially interested in you, who have chosen to list yourself at Category:Wikipedians with autism. Muffinator (talk) 20:42, 2 August 2014 (UTC)

Duly noted. meteor_sandwich_yum (talk) 22:51, 2 August 2014 (UTC)

Assessment for WikiProject Computer science[edit]

Hi! Thanks for your assessment effort. It looks like there is a problem with the script "Rater" you're using, because it adds the Template:WikiProject Computer science even if it was already present on the talk page. Here is an example of what you get: Talk:Syntactic sugar. It seems that the "Rater" script does not handle this particular WikiProject correctly, so we should fix it or stop using this script for this WikiProject. But I have no idea how to fix this! Cheers. Pintoch (talk) 07:54, 15 August 2014 (UTC)

hey meteor sandwich yum![edit]

hey dude! :D remember me? it's ninjadude8! i forgot my password so i made a new account. im called awesomeninja1589 now so ya. thx 4 helping me w/ my userpg. yep, i never forgot that and i never will. :) if u want 2 chat some more, pls go to my talk pg. and again, thx 4 helping me! :)

p.s. if u need 2 check if im a(n) imposter/fake or whatsoever, just ask me some questions or something at my new talk pg. oh yeah, i forgot which pg was the emotes on and how 2 put down the userboxes and stuff so can u help me w/ that stuff? and can u help me w/ making my talk pg green and stuff like last time? i basically moved my old user pg to my new user pg so ya. oh yeah, nearly forgot. can u also give me bck my milestone thingy i had last time? also, can u help me on customizing my signiture? thx, Awesomeninja1589 (talk) 22:58, 24 September 2014 (UTC) :)

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pls hurry bck. i REALLY need ur help. Awesomeninja1589 (talk) 19:24, 29 November 2014 (UTC)

A chocolate chip cookie for you![edit]

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Here's a present![edit]

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i hope ur ok[edit]

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A cup of tea for you![edit]

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it was an epic fail. i cancelled it. Awesomeninja1589 (talk) 19:22, 29 November 2014 (UTC)

Halloween cheer![edit]

WikiProject Anatomy Newsletter[edit]

WP:Anatomy quarterly update (#3)

Previous -- Next
Released: 1 November, 2014
Editor: Tom (LT)

Hello WP:Anatomy participant! This is the third quarterly update, documenting what's going on in WikiProkect Anatomy, news, current projects and other items of interest. I'd greatly value feedback on this, and if you think I've missed something, or don't wish to receive this again, please leave a note on my talkpage or remove your name from the mailing list

What's new
What's going on
  • We fly past 10,000 articles (now already up to 10,150). Why is this important? Articles under our scope are automatically included in popular pages, the cleanup list, and will be included as the recent changes list is updated.
  • A discussion about the formatting of infoboxes.
  • A lot of editing on the heart article -- can it make it to GA?
  • The medical newsletter, WP:PULSE finds its feet, and Anatomy and Physiology are featured as a subsection!
  • A new WP:WikiProject Animal anatomy (WP:ANAN) is created to focus on animal anatomy.
How can I contribute?
  • Welcome new editors! We have a constant stream of new editors who are often eager to work on certain articles.
  • We are always looking to collaborate! If you're looking for editors to collaborate with, let us know on our talk page!
  • Continue to add high-class reliable sources
  • Browse images on WikiCommons to improve the quality of images we use on many articles.
Quarterly focus - Anatomical terminology

Anatomical terminology is an essential component to all our articles. It is necessary to describe structures accurately and without ambiguity. It can also be extremely confusing and, let's face it, it's likely you too were confused too before you knew what was going on ("It's all Greek to me!" you may have said, fairly accurately).

In the opinion of this editor, it's very important that we try hard to describe anatomy in a way that is both technically accurate and accessible. The majority of our readers are lay readers and will not be fluent in terminology. Anatomy is a thoroughly interesting discipline, but it shouldn't be 'locked away' only to those who are fluent in the lingo – exploring anatomy should not be limited by education, technical-level English fluency, or unfamiliarity with its jargon. Anatomical terminology is one barrier to anatomical literacy.

Here are four ways that we can help improve the readability of our anatomical articles.

  1. Substitute. Use words readers are familiar with -- there is no need to use anatomical terminology unless necessary!
    Innervated by
    The nerve that supplies X is...
  2. Explain. When using terminology, remember readers will likely not understand what you mean, so consider adding an explanation and providing context. Use wikilinks for terms that a reader may not know.
    "The triceps extends the arm" may not be readily understood. A small addition may help the reader:
    "The triceps extends the arm, straightening it". Consider:
  3. Separate. Do not use long, complicated sentences. Don't write discursive, long comparisons unless needed. Start with simple information first, then get progressively more complex. Separate information by paragraph and subsection. Bite-sized information is much more easier to digest for readers who don't have a solid anatomical foundation
  4. Eliminate. Not all information is necessary on every article. Hatnotes are a simple and effective way to direct readers to another article. Don't provide long lists of synonyms of names for structures that an article isn't about. If a sentence has been paraphrased to the hilt, consider that several editors are indicating it may need to be simplified.
    "The other branches of the trigeminal nerve are the opthalmic nerve (nervus opthalmicus) and mandibular nerve (nervus mandibularis)"
    "The other branches of the trigeminal nerve are the opthalmic nerve and mandibular nerve" is much more easily digestible

This essay is provided in full on WP:ANATSIMPLIFY.

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hey meteor sandwich yum!!!!!![edit]

hey dude! its me, ninjadude8. im awesomeninja1589 now though cuz i forgot my old password. anyway, welcome bck and happy new year! pls read my previous messages. see ya around! Face-smile.svg Emblem-cool.svg Awesomeninja1589 (talk) 15:34, 5 January 2015 (UTC)


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hi dude[edit]

im running for admin! wish me luck! if u can, vote for me! Face-smile.svg Awesomeninja1589 (talk) 01:30, 29 January 2015 (UTC)


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WikiProject Anatomy Newsletter #4[edit]

WikiProject Anatomy Newsletter #4

Released: 1 July, 2015
Editor: Tom (LT)

Hello WikiProject Anatomy participant! This is the fourth update, documenting what's going on in WikiProject Anatomy, news, current projects and other items of interest. We've had a quiet time over the last half-year or so, so I've slowed down the release of this newsletter and will probably release the next one around the end of the year. If you'd like to provide some feedback, if you think I've missed something, or don't wish to receive this again, please leave a note on my talkpage or remove your name from the mailing list

What's new
What's going on
The vermiform appendix, seen in the bottom left and the cause of much anguish when inflammed, stirs up an interesting discussion.
  • Should Vermiform appendix be retitled to its more common name (Appendix)? The discussion continues!
  • A large number of "back end" changes are made, and integration with Wikidata continues -- see the focus for more.
  • Our set of cranial nerve-related articles receive a review by a subject expert
How can I contribute?
Our articles on the 13 12 cranial nerves receive a review from a subject expert
Issue focus - technical changes

This issue was originally going to focus on how far we've come as a project. However, that encouraging news can wait until next issue, as there are simply too many changes going on at the "back end" of our project not to write about. What do I mean by "back end"? I mean changes that are not necessarily visible to readers, but may have a significant impact on the way we edit or on future edits.


A number of visible changes have been made to our templates. Firstly, the way our templates have been linked together has changed. Previously, this was a small bar with single-letter links. This has been replaced by a light-coloured box contained within all our templates with fully-worded links, which provides links to relevant anatomy and medical templates. This should make life a lot easier, particularly for students and other readers who are struggling with the vastness of anatomical systems and their related diseases and treatments.

As part of this, almost all our templates have been reviewed and cleaned up. The previously confusing colour scheme has been removed and colour standardised. The titles have been simplified. References to "identifiers" in the titles of navigation boxes (such as Gray's Anatomy and Terminologia Anatomica numbers) have been removed. Where possible, the wiki-code of templates has been updated to give a cleaner, more standardised, format that is hopefully more friendly to new editors. The cleanup continues , please feel free to contribute or propose templates which need attention.

Anatomy infobox

Most of our articles have an infobox. Previously, there were 11 separate infoboxes for different fields, such as muscles, nerves and embryology. These have been united so that at the "back end", every template will take formatting directly from the main anatomy infobox -- however at the "front end", there is little difference for readers. This will make future changes much easier -- including adding new fields, formatting, and reordering the contents. Several changes have already been made: infoboxes now link to a relevant anatomical terminology article; contents are now divided into 'Identifiers' and 'Details' headings, making it easier to grasp content for new readers; and new fields have been added, including Greek and UBERON, with several more under discussion.

External links

An editor has reviewed all our template-based external links. These are the links that often fill the "External links" category, and sometimes used as citations. At least thirty different links sets, with the number of links stretching into the thousands, have been fixed, and if not functioning, deleted. A number of non-functioning dead links (with no archived websites available), and one or two others, have been deleted. This helps keep our 'external links' section relevant and functioning for those readers who want extra information about articles.


Perhaps our most important change has been integration with Wikidata. This is because of both its current uses and potential future uses. Wikidata is a service related to Wikipedia focusing on storing information. Data relating to a Wikipedia item (such as a muscle or bone, or even a template) can have related "structured" infomation stored systematically alongside it. For example, a muscle can have information about its embryological origin, nerve supply, and the relevant sections of Terminologica Anatomica (TA) stored alongside it. Much information that was stored within articles on infoboxes is now stored on Wikidata, including the TA, TH, and TE fields. An immediate benefit is that Wikipedias in every language will (as they update their own infoboxes, be able to automatically include this information. New data can be entered in a much easier format, and data can be batch entered by bots making future updates much easier Future uses include data visualisation. I personally am looking forward to the day when a reader can view a wikidata-based "tree", clicking mesoderm and seeing all of the derived structures, then selecting the intermediate mesoderm, then Pronephric duct, mesonephric duct and vas deferens. The possibilities of using Wikidata for data visualisation are really quite encouraging!

Our next issue will focus on how far WikiProject Anatomy has come in the past 2 years.

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ArbCom elections are now open![edit]

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template editor[edit]

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Possible removal of AWB access due to inactivity[edit]

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WikiProject Anatomy newsletter #5[edit]

WP:Anatomy newsletter (#5)

Released: November 2016
Editor: Tom (LT)

Hello WP:Anatomy participant! This is our fifth newsletter, documenting what's going on in WikiProject Anatomy, news, current projects and other items of interest. There hasn't been too much worthy of news, and I have less time to dedicate to this project, so I've slowed down the release of this newsletter.

I value feedback, and if you think I've missed something, or don't wish to receive this again, please leave a note on my talk page, or remove your name from the mailing list

What's new
How can I contribute?
  • Participate in discussions - a number of discussions such as those on our talk page or about our infobox would benefit from your opinion!
  • Continue to add content to our articles
  • Collaborate and discuss with other editors - many hands make light work!
Focus - how far we've come

How far have we come since our first newsletter... the answer is quite a lot! Here goes:

  • Hundreds to thousands of articles improved and standardised by many, many editors.
  • 14 new good articles created or added to our project [447]
  • Improved quality of our articles - subjectively and objectively. GAs quadrupled from 5 to 16, B-class articles doubles from 62 to 115, C-class article well on the way to trebling from 219 to 611, Start-class increased from 1,082 to 1,570.
  • Tens to hundreds of mergers performed between tiny, unedited articles - a remnant of our Gray's Anatomy (1918) heritage.
  • Layout guidelines changed and layout standardised for the majority of our articles
  • In the project space:
  • Active integration with wikidata in our infoboxes
  • Overhaul of all of our navboxes
  • Review and integration of all of our templates
  • External link templates reviewed to ensure they all work
  • To help improve anatomical literacy:

These are substantial improvements and my thanks go out to our many editors who played a part in this. These improvements are almost always the result of consensus, compromise, collaboration and discussion between multiple editors.

I hope we can continue to improve in the future. How can you help? Continue to edit, add content, and create a welcoming atmosphere so that new editors will join us.

Well done to us all, and the many anonymous editors who've helped along the way!

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RC Patrol-related Proposals in the 2016 Community Wishlist Survey[edit]

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Greetings Recent Changes Patrollers!

This is a one-time-only message to inform you about technical proposals related to Recent Changes Patrol in the 2016 Community Wishlist Survey that I think you may be interested in reviewing and perhaps even voting for:

  1. Adjust number of entries and days at Last unpatrolled
  2. Editor-focused central editing dashboard
  3. "Hide trusted users" checkbox option on watchlists and related/recent changes (RC) pages
  4. Real-Time Recent Changes App for Android
  5. Shortcut for patrollers to last changes list

Further, there are more than 20 proposals related to Watchlists in general that you may be interested in reviewing. (and over 260 proposals in all, across many aspects of wikis)

Thank you for your consideration. Please note that voting for proposals continues through December 12, 2016.

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Best regards, SteviethemanDelivered: 01:11, 8 December 2016 (UTC)