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Happy New Year[edit]

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Dear Milowent,
HAPPY NEW YEAR!!! A new year has come! How times flies! 2015 will be a new year, and it is also a chance for you to start afresh! Thank you for your contributions!
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Happy New Year Milowent![edit]

Happy New Year Milowent![edit]

Are you doing the Traffic report?[edit]

because I'm getting questions, so if you can't or don't want to do it this week, please let me know. Serendipodous 20:15, 7 January 2015 (UTC)

  • User:Serendipodous, I want to do it, and I know its my job this week, but I've been swamped. In about 1.5 hours I will get it started and hopefully can bang it out.--Milowenthasspoken 20:48, 7 January 2015 (UTC)
Next time you're swamped, tell me. Serendipodous 21:22, 7 January 2015 (UTC)

A beer for you![edit]

Export hell seidel steiner.png Couldn't find a glass of wine for the Chaddsford Winery article. Nothing better than a glass of red and a good book. Cheers! Mattwheatley (talk) 01:10, 12 January 2015 (UTC)

A brownie for you![edit]

Brownie transparent.png Vote for Loren Lott! LonelyLaura (talk) 22:04, 13 January 2015 (UTC)

Any reason why no 'Free Neotarf' picture?[edit]

I've just noticed your Free Carol picture. There may be background problems of which I'm unaware, but from what I read of the Arbcom discussions, I found the banning of Neotarf a great deal harder to understand than the banning of Carol. So is there any reason why you are not showing a 'Free Neotarf' picture on your home page? And any reason why I shouldn't at least think about adding one on my own? Tlhslobus (talk) 05:33, 14 January 2015 (UTC)

  • Tlhslobus, to be honest I only followed that arbitration enough to know Carol's banning was absurd. She's wacky and can push buttons, but no ban was warranted. I'm not a member of GGTF and not sure they'd even want me; I happen to have written many articles about women simply because they were missing articles that we should have.--Milowenthasspoken 05:42, 14 January 2015 (UTC)

January 2015[edit]

Please do not create pages that attack, threaten, or disparage their subject. Attack pages and files are not tolerated by Wikipedia and are speedily deleted. Users who create or add such material may be blocked from editing Wikipedia. Thank you. McGeddon (talk) 23:17, 15 January 2015 (UTC)

Looks like that was the default and deliberately oblique speedy-deletion message from Twinkle. I flagged the ViralNova redirect for deletion because you'd pointed it at link bait, a pejorative. Possibly it made more sense at the time and the target article had something to say, but it reads like a deliberate attack in the current context. --McGeddon (talk) 23:20, 15 January 2015 (UTC)
Thanks for the explanation, McGeddon. In December 2013 the link bait article did not describe it as a perjorative, and included click bait in its content.[1]. Indeed I created Clickbait to redirect to link bait at that time. The current Clickbait article notes that Upworthy has been described as clickbait, and ViralNova is a cheaper clone of Upworthy that suddenly became popular in December 2013.[2]. Indeed, ViralNova is clickbait and I have no clue why that is "perjorative". Its a business model, we don't delete patent medicine articles as pejorative.--Milowenthasspoken 00:43, 16 January 2015 (UTC)
Might just be my ear, but flatly describing a site as "link bait" sounds closer to calling a product "quack medicine" than "patent medicine". I've put up a stub at ViralNova, since it seems to have some sources out there. --McGeddon (talk) 09:22, 16 January 2015 (UTC)

I didn't think that this met criteria for speedy deletion, and suggested WP:RFD if it is to be considered. Paul Erik (talk)(contribs) 02:48, 16 January 2015 (UTC)

2014 list[edit]

Draft done. Numbers are down 18% from last year. Can't say whether that's a trend. Serendipodous 23:53, 21 January 2015 (UTC)

  • looks good! How can we popularize this? A separate traffic report piece? As for the numbers, i have no idea. Remember that this years data includes only some mobile data, and as more internet traffic shifts to mobile, who knows. Facebook dropped from 30 million views to 20 million, but i don't think Facebook is dying. But we can draw some neat 2013/2014 comparisons: The biggest death of each year: Nelson Mandela v. Robin Willliams. Biggest TV show: Breaking Bad v. Game of Thrones. Biggest female celebrity: Jennifer Lawrence v. Arianna Grande. --Milowenthasspoken 00:34, 22 January 2015 (UTC)
User:The ed17 says we can put in an article next week. Also we should link to it from the Top 25 report (something I didn't do last year). BTW, I hope you're not doing the Traffic Report; the delay this week means we missed the Signpost, so it's probably best to skip the week and get back up to date next week, rather than being a week behind for eternity. Serendipodous 12:46, 22 January 2015 (UTC)
Whoa, the signpost published on time? Thanks for the heads up! I'll complete the Top 25 for this week, but likely without great detail. I can still do next week if you'd like.--Milowenthasspoken 13:41, 22 January 2015 (UTC)
Yes, the new editors will be trying to set harder deadlines than I ever did. ;-) I was thinking that you could write up the yearly stats for a /Special report? Ed [talk] [majestic titan] 17:13, 22 January 2015 (UTC)

New report?[edit]

How goes it? Serendipodous 13:08, 4 February 2015 (UTC)

  • sitting down to do it now!--Milowenthasspoken 13:43, 4 February 2015 (UTC)
BTW, who created that editing traffic report? I need to link it to my toolbox. Serendipodous 13:59, 4 February 2015 (UTC)

Jessica Dykstra[edit]

Why did you remove the copyvio warnings from Jessica Dykstra? Deunanknute (talk) 05:42, 10 February 2015 (UTC)

  • Deunanknute, for reason stated in my edit summary, "regardless of notability, those pages are variations or mirrors of the prior version of this article - remove speedy deletion template". This article has been deleted twice before I believe, but the other sites copied it.--Milowenthasspoken 05:49, 10 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Oh, I thought you were referring to the article being a variation of it's deleted version. Thanks. Deunanknute (talk) 06:27, 10 February 2015 (UTC)

This should help you with the top 25 report :-)[edit]

Call me if you need more context :-) Serendipodous 21:03, 15 February 2015 (UTC)

Top 25 report[edit]

Just found out this existed.... very interesting, and very well-written! Something with actual intended humor on here :-) Wikimandia (talk) 05:49, 21 February 2015 (UTC)

Presentation proposal for Wikimania 2015[edit]

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How did you find out about Kanye? That was driving me nuts. Serendipodous 19:48, 8 March 2015 (UTC)

Top 25 - March 22-28 2015[edit]

For reference this week:

Oh, and in case you missed some gleeful political irony:

People really seem to care about this:

I mean REALLY:

Breaking Bad and Wayne Gretzky look fake.

Oh, and in case you are one of the three males on Earth (and me) who don't watch Top Gear: Serendipodous 10:56, 29 March 2015 (UTC)

And you will doubtless be pleased to know that Stephen Hawking's numbers continue to drop. Serendipodous 11:02, 29 March 2015 (UTC)

  • Thanks for the early scoops! That passport thing is odd to be that popular., apparently its been around awhile but only got viral enough this past week, though I don't see a reddit thread helping it get there yet. The know your meme page is only 4 days old which is good indicator that it was a low-level joke before now. Odd that its #1 despite not being an culturally widespread as something like the Harlem Shake was.--Milowenthasspoken 11:42, 29 March 2015 (UTC)

And the kiljoys killed the audio recording. I don't know why; everyone said to keep the original. Still, I suppose this is an abject lesson in why Wikipedia is such a poor meme generator. Weird that they subbed what was apparently a genuine Bhutanese guy for someone who sounds Dutch. Serendipodous 16:53, 29 March 2015 (UTC)

Still on Youtube though!

and it already has its own remixes!

Isa Khan[edit]

Hi, please do not do this again. As was clearly stated in the edit summary where it was removed, see User:Sitush/Common#Castecats. Thanks. - Sitush (talk) 03:51, 31 March 2015 (UTC)

  • I reverted you, the category is not to be used for people. Do it again and you shall be banished for eternity.--Milowenthasspoken 19:55, 31 March 2015 (UTC)
Okay, if its the reason because the category wasnt for people then i accept itAhendra (talk) 01:18, 1 April 2015 (UTC)

A beer for you![edit]

Export hell seidel steiner.png Happy April Fools Day! Ed [talk] [majestic titan] 03:59, 1 April 2015 (UTC)
I think I laughed too hard at this. Ed [talk] [majestic titan] 23:32, 4 April 2015 (UTC)

What happened?[edit]

Hey buddy!

You changed your user page. Is anyone reporting to you now? What's up with that? North America1000 05:20, 1 April 2015 (UTC)

  • LOL, NA, I removed that in a delusional fit of reasonableness. I claim elder statesman status now, where people just have to realize I'm omnipotent without me telling them. Hope all is well with you.--Milowenthasspoken 05:36, 1 April 2015 (UTC)
Thanks for the clarification regarding my important inquiry. As an elder statesman, you shan't be banished for eternity. North America1000 05:38, 1 April 2015 (UTC)

Thanks for help on H+K[edit]

A nice hot coffee for you

Hi there, hope you had a lovely weekend! Just in case you're swamped with pings for various things right now, I wanted to drop you a quick note here to say thank you again for your time in looking at my proposed updates for the Hill+Knowlton article and editing the article. In case you get a moment, I was able to get an image of John Hill released under CC-BY-3.0 and uploaded to Commons, would be great if you could add it to the article. Link is in Talk page messages, here. No worries if you're busy elsewhere, you've already been super helpful! Cheers, 16912 Rhiannon (Talk · COI) 22:08, 6 April 2015 (UTC)

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Adolf Hitler[edit]

Just in case you were wondering, there was a spike on his 126th birthday on Apr 20. Popular guy. Would have made more sense on his 125th, but it might have something to do with his upcoming 70th deathday on Apr 30.

Oh, and Nessie's a Google Doodle; 81st anniversary of the Surgeon's photograph. Check this out Serendipodous 11:22, 26 April 2015 (UTC)

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Traffic report cited in study[edit]

Cool! Moved to Wikipedia_talk:Top_25_Report#Traffic_Report_cited_by_study where I will comment further!--Milowenthasspoken 13:40, 1 May 2015 (UTC)

New question raised regarding Talk:Hillary Rodham Clinton/April 2015 move request[edit]

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I'm busy today[edit]

but I can do it tomorrow. Serendipodous 12:18, 12 May 2015 (UTC)

BTW, I'm going to be out of the country next week so we may as well swap around. Serendipodous 19:01, 12 May 2015 (UTC)[edit]

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Doomsday asteroids[edit]

Milowent summoned me.

Milowent, asteroids colliding with Earth are right up my alley. I wrote the wiki article about the Earth-impacting asteroid 2014 AA before even Peter Jenniskens knew about it. I assumed he had already been contacted. Oops. I was still the first to let him know after I had a wiki-page up about it. -- Kheider (talk) 15:52, 21 May 2015 (UTC)

  • Fascinating stuff! I recently read A Short History of Nearly Everything and really enjoyed the section on asteroid impacts. As you commented on the notice board, few people are willing to wade into such debates unless they consider themselves experts. Or people like me who've been around long enough to know that subject matter expertise is not the same as procedural expertise.--Milowenthasspoken 16:40, 21 May 2015 (UTC)
Dude. You can make asteroids hit the Earth? I've gotta stop disagreeing with you in AfDs. Okay, keep already. I always wondered exactly what the limits of your willingness to include might be, and now I know: all the objects in the sky. At some point, can't we delete the very tiny ones? If I've misunderstood or mis-stated your position at ANI, please correct me here. BusterD (talk) 06:05, 25 May 2015 (UTC)
  • BusterD, thanks for your kind and fair words at ANI. I really don't think every object in the sky is notable, I was primarily concerned at what I consider an ill-considered use of AfD. A few of these AfDs are even getting withdrawn because the objects are found to be notable. But even as to those articles which should be rightfully redirected, those articles have content which could be merged into more comprehensive list articles.--Milowenthasspoken 23:02, 25 May 2015 (UTC)
Will wonders never cease? You and I have finally seen an issue exactly the same way. If anything large enters the atmosphere, leave a message on my talk page first. Thanks. BusterD (talk) 23:47, 25 May 2015 (UTC)

They also tried to re-direct the mother ship because obviously any object that is 6 km in diameter, highly reflective, takes 418 hours to rotate, and has a rare asteroid type has sinister plans for us all. :) -- Kheider (talk) 20:29, 14 June 2015 (UTC)

Heh heh[edit]

"I agree that my language against Boleyn was unnecessarily strong despite the silliness of it, and promise not to repeat that behavior. I also promise to call off all notable and non-notable asteroids I previously had summoned towards Earth at high velocity."

I don't care who you are, that's funny. Too often some of us take ourselves too seriously in XfD discussions, and a little humor is always welcome, even if it is occasionally at my expense. Kudos to you, funny man. Dirtlawyer1 (talk) 12:16, 29 May 2015 (UTC)

Invitation to WikiProject TAFI[edit]

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RfC: Religion in infoboxes of nations[edit]

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I think Andrew may have left[edit]

Bit unceremonious of him if true, but I can't really blame him. It's tough to perform a vital function that this site should be running for itself and not get any recognition for it. Ditto for Henrik. Note how the analytics team goes into a tizzy every time his site shuts down. I may ask Oliver if there is an alternative. Serendipodous 12:34, 22 June 2015 (UTC)

  • Whoa. i've just sent him an email, I should have done that last week, I guess we'll know what's up soon.--Milowenthasspoken 12:57, 22 June 2015 (UTC)

I've done mine; how is yours going?[edit]

You should do the latest one first. Serendipodous 21:08, 1 July 2015 (UTC)

Sorry, I was really tired when I wrote that. It came across as bitching. Do you want me to do it? Serendipodous 07:26, 2 July 2015 (UTC)
Lol, I didn't take it as bitching. I'm going to see if I can't pump it out starting now.--Milowenthasspoken 12:04, 2 July 2015 (UTC)

Do you want me to do the next update? You haven't edited in four days. Serendipodous 23:08, 13 July 2015 (UTC)

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