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Welcome[edit]

(Note: This welcome message will not be archived) Mifter (talk) 02:22, 3 March 2008 (UTC)

Hello, Mifter! Welcome to Wikipedia! Thank you for your contributions to this free encyclopedia. If you decide that you need help, check out Getting Help below, ask me on my talk page, or place {{helpme}} on your talk page and ask your question there. Please remember to sign your name on talk pages by clicking Button sig.png or using four tildes (~~~~); this will automatically produce your username and the date. Finally, please do your best to always fill in the edit summary field. Below are some useful links to facilitate your involvement. Happy editing! Polly (Parrot) 22:11, 4 February 2008 (UTC)
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May 2017 WikiCup newsletter[edit]

The second round of the competition has now closed, with just under 100 points being required to qualify for round 3. YellowEvan just scraped into the next round with 98 points but we have to say goodbye to the thirty or so competitors who didn't achieve this threshold; thank you for the useful contributions you have made to the Cup and Wikipedia. Our top scorers in round 2 were:

  • Scotland Cas Liber, led the field with five featured articles, four on birds and one on astronomy, and a total score of 2049, half of which came from bonus points.
  • Japan 1989 was in second place with 826 points, 466 of which were bonus points. 1989 has claimed points mostly relating to anime and Japanese-related articles.
  • South Australia Peacemaker67 took third place with two FAs, one GA and seven GARs, mostly on naval vessels or military personnel, scoring 543 points.
  • Other contestants who scored over 400 points were Freikorp, Carbrera, and Czar. Of course all these points are now wiped out and the 32 remaining contestants start again from zero in round 3.

Vivvt submitted the largest number of DYKs (30), and MBlaze Lightning achieved 13 articles at ITN. Carbrera claimed for 11 GAs and Argento Surfer performed the most GARs, having reviewed 11. So far we have achieved 38 featured articles and a splendid 132 good articles. Commendably, 279 GARs have been achieved so far, more than double the number of GAs.

So, on to the third round. Remember that any content promoted after the end of round 2 but before the start of round 3 can be claimed in round 3. Remember too that you must claim your points within 10 days of "earning" them. Invitations for collaborative writing efforts or any other discussion of potentially interesting work is always welcome on the WikiCup talk page. Remember, if two or more WikiCup competitors have done significant work on an article, all can claim points equally.

If you are concerned that your nomination—whether it is at good article nominations, a featured process, or anywhere else—will not receive the necessary reviews, please list it on Wikipedia:WikiCup/Reviews. If you want to help out with the WikiCup, please do your bit to help keep down the review backlogs! Questions are welcome on Wikipedia talk:WikiCup, and the judges are reachable on their talk pages or by email. Good luck! If you wish to start or stop receiving this newsletter, please feel free to add or remove yourself from Wikipedia:WikiCup/Newsletter/Send. Godot13, Sturmvogel 66 and Cwmhiraeth 13:16, 1 May 2017 (UTC)

Jack The Ripper[edit]

Thanks for changing the protection. That article always gets vandalized in someway, shape or form. Thanks!Trevor Casey (talk) 02:56, 2 May 2017 (UTC)

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Block of 107.77.204.191[edit]

Thank you for blocking 107.77.204.191 in response to my request for protection of the main pages he vandalizes. However IP blocks have proven ineffective against him, because he knows he get a new IP, which is what he's done since then. He's been nursing this grudge against Todd McFarlane for over two decades, and pushing it obsessively on Wikipedia for over a year. Can you suggest additional measures that would be appropriate to request? -Jason A. Quest (talk) 20:43, 3 May 2017 (UTC)

@JasonAQuest: - Hi Jason, thanks for reaching out. Looking at the new IP, it looks like they picked a different article to vandalize. Cases like this are generally the hardest for us to handle as we generally don't preemptively protect articles and it is difficult to stop someone who hops around differing IPs and articles short of just reverting and blocking on sight. Our long term abuse page might be of some use to file a report of all this if you have not already looked at it. Thanks, Mifter (talk) 16:49, 9 May 2017 (UTC)
He has a cluster of several related articles that he predictably vandalizes (because his false claim is on-topic for them), and several more that he occasionally messes with while he's at it, out of petulance. Thanks for the suggestion. -Jason A. Quest (talk) 18:34, 9 May 2017 (UTC)

Avengers: Infinity War[edit]

Just upped that to extended confirmed as pending was not really working anymore. CambridgeBayWeather, Uqaqtuq (talk), Sunasuttuq 22:00, 7 May 2017 (UTC)

Thanks for letting me know. Mifter (talk) 16:50, 9 May 2017 (UTC)

Queue 2[edit]

I came up with a new hook on the DYK talk page for Tomostethus multicinctus which is currently in queue 2. The Rambling Man had an issue with how interesting that hook was and he agreed that my new hook was better. I was wondering if you could change that hook to ...that two red-eyed vireo were witnessed bashing Tomostethus multicinctus larvae against a twig up to eighteen times, and then consuming them with multiple swallows without any noise? If those 200 characters for the hook is too long, it can be ...that two red-eyed vireo were studied bashing Tomostethus multicinctus larvae against a twig up to eighteen times, and the eating them with multiple swallows without any noise? SL93 (talk) 02:33, 13 May 2017 (UTC)

Looking at it now. Mifter (talk) 02:42, 13 May 2017 (UTC)
 Done I tweaked the wording of the alt slightly to simplify it (and left a note at WT:DYK.) I also pulled queue 2 entirely, though that was for an unrelated reason. Mifter (talk) 02:50, 13 May 2017 (UTC)
Thanks very much. SL93 (talk) 02:51, 13 May 2017 (UTC)

DYK: Cyberpunk[edit]

I edited Cyberpunk (novel) to reflect your suggested changes. Check it out, and if you consider it now acceptable, please add the green checkmark Symbol confirmed.svg at Template:Did_you_know_nominations/Cyberpunk_(novel)Kaz (talk) 16:58, 14 May 2017 (UTC)

Thanks for the note, I've replied at the nomination and approved it. Mifter (talk) 18:47, 21 May 2017 (UTC)

Administrators' newsletter – June 2017[edit]

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DYK for Paul M. Nakasone[edit]

Updated DYK query.svg On 4 June 2017, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Paul M. Nakasone, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that Paul M. Nakasone commanded the Second United States Army until it was inactivated for the fourth time in its history in 2017? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Paul M. Nakasone. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Paul M. Nakasone), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.

Mifter (talk) 00:05, 4 June 2017 (UTC)

Protection of The Rebel Media[edit]

Thank you for taking the step to fully protect The Rebel Media. It had slipped my mind to request protection following the warring on the article. As you noticed I stepped in and got the editors discussing issues. Does this mean I am able to close their ANI thread even though I am not an admin, but did step in to restore peace without either of them being blocked. Quite an achievement for me was that. Wes Wolf Talk 21:58, 4 June 2017 (UTC)

@Wesley Wolf: - As the issue is resolved for the moment you should be able to close the ANI thread (generally you don't need to be an Admin to close them so long as the issue is adequately resolved, to err on the side of caution just be sure to add {{Non-admin closure}} and you should be good.) Also, I want to thank you for getting those editors talking, it is always better to resolved edit wars and disputes without having to resort to blocking and it takes somewhat of a deft hand to juggle how to get people talking instead of reverting. Best, Mifter (talk) 22:11, 4 June 2017 (UTC)

Protection of La Luna Sangre[edit]

Hello I would like to inform you. Please watch closely to La Luna Sangre [[1]] Couldn't you see how organize all the IP doing vandalism to the pages? One IP deleted all the casts name and other started inserted one by one and deleted it again and inserted again. This is the log please see it.

It was just a few of many abnormal edits. Beside for a series which is not yet aired isn't it strange to have so many edited by only IPs without source?

Hope only the best decision for the page, unless all editor will not want to edit the page due to edit warring and (smart-hidden-organized) vandal. Thank you in advance Puchicatos (talk) 07:21, 7 June 2017 (UTC)

Hello and thank you for your note. While it appears there was some disruption to the page I do not believe it rose to the level of needing protection. We are an open encyclopedia that anyone can edit and a community where we assume the best of intentions until it is demonstrated otherwise. We have plenty of new editors who are not familiar with our policies and a few disruptive edits out of 50 or 100 is generally not enough to justify locking the page down. Mifter (talk) 19:25, 10 June 2017 (UTC)

Trisha Paytas[edit]

Hi, Mifter , and thank you for semi-protecting the article Trisha Paytas on June 7. I'm not sure the protection coding may have worked properly, since an anon IP made a vandal edit today that another editor reverted. If it's possible, do you think you might take a look and see? With thanks, --Tenebrae (talk) 05:53, 9 June 2017 (UTC)

Hi @Tenebrae: - looking at the article, all appears to be well. I utilized pending changes protection on the article and not semi-protection which still allows anonymous and new editors to edit the article however their edits must be approved prior to going live. I hope this clears things up. Best, Mifter (talk) 19:18, 10 June 2017 (UTC)

Un-protection of Government ?[edit]

The page is a complete disaster content-wise, I think it will be helpful to allow un-confirmed users to edit it. I plan to watch the page for the next two weeks. Power~enwiki (talk) 19:07, 14 June 2017 (UTC)

@Power~enwiki: - Hi there. Checking the page, it is not currently semi-protected. I had applied pending changes protection to the page a few months ago however with pending changes anonymous and non-autoconfirmed editors are still able to edit it. The pending changes protection simply means that any edits made by non-autoconfirmed accounts must be approved prior to going live an is and intermediate step instead of long term semi-protection. Please feel free to let me know should you have any other questions. Best, Mifter (talk) 03:27, 16 June 2017 (UTC)

To use my work in other Wikis[edit]

Hi, I'm Shadegan, the author of file: [2]. I want to use the file in other Wikis (Farsi Wikipedia), but it's not possible. Could you please help me for the solution. Best --SHADEGAN (talk) 00:17, 24 June 2017 (UTC)

Hi @Shadegan: - I'm sorry for the belated reply. To use your image on another Wikipedia you would need to transfer it to Wikimedia Commons which is the central image repository for the Wikimedia Foundation. Feel free to let me know if you have any questions or you can also leave a message at the help desk. Thanks, Mifter (talk) 01:57, 17 August 2017 (UTC)

WikiCup 2017 July newsletter[edit]

The third round of the competition has finished in a flurry of last minute activity, with 288 points being required to qualify for round 4. It was a hotly competitive round with all but four of the contestants exceeding the 106 points that was necessary to proceed to round 4 last year. Coemgenus and Freikorp tied on 288, and both have been allowed to proceed, so round 4 now has one pool of eight competitors and one of nine.

Round 3 saw the achievement of a 26-topic Featured topic by MPJ-DK as well as 5 featured lists and 13 featured articles. PanagiotisZois and SounderBruce achieved their first ever featured articles. Carbrera led the GA score with 10, Tachs achieved 17 DYKs and MBlaze Lightning 10 In the news items. There were 167 DYKs, 93 GARs and 82 GAs overall, this last figure being higher than the number of GAs in round 2, when twice as many people were taking part. Even though contestants performed more GARs than they achieved GAs, there was still some frustration at the length of time taken to get articles reviewed.

As we start round 4, we say goodbye to the fifteen or so competitors who didn't quite make it; thank you for the useful contributions you have made to the Cup and Wikipedia. Remember that any content promoted after the end of round 3 but before the start of round 4 can be claimed in round 4. Remember too that you must claim your points within 10 days of "earning" them (some people have fallen foul of this rule and the points have been removed).

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Thank you for comment[edit]

Dear Mifter,

Please tell me if I may use either of the following images in an article draft I intend to submit. If not, please tell me how I could cure defects.

1. File:Keltner's_Celebration_of_Life_program_photo.tif

2. File:John_W._Keltner.jpg

Many thanks. Luckybrian (talk) 22:38, 4 July 2017 (UTC) July 4, 2017 at 1637 MDT

Luckybrian — Preceding unsigned comment added by Luckybrian (talkcontribs) 22:32, 4 July 2017 (UTC)

Hi @Luckybrian: - as long the as the images are free licensed you are free to use them anywhere on Wikipedia, including in article drafts. If they are not publicly available you may need to submit documentation to our open ticket response system prior to use however. Please let me know if you have any further questions. Best, Mifter (talk) 02:05, 17 August 2017 (UTC)

MifterBot tagging[edit]

Please note that I've added a help=off parameter to all the DI tags, similar to how the CSD and PROD tags have them. Can MifterBot be updated to include that in its tags? Thanks. – Train2104 (t • c) 13:02, 6 July 2017 (UTC)

I'll take a look at implementing and updating that, thanks for letting me know. Best, Mifter (talk) 02:07, 17 August 2017 (UTC)

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Thank you[edit]

Hi MifterBot, Thank you for your message regarding logo uploading of INAANI. I could not able to edit it. Could you give me the instructions to upload it again properly. Thank you — Preceding unsigned comment added by Sanjida Rojly (talkcontribs) 04:46, 19 July 2017 (UTC)

Hello. After looking at the image it appears that you figured out how to utilize the image and that it must have an applicable license tag prior to use. Best, Mifter (talk) 02:09, 17 August 2017 (UTC)

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