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Thank semi-spam

I hate to ruin the calmness of a clean talkpage, but I'd just like to say thanks for your support in my RfA. Cheers, Nikkimaria (talk) 14:31, 24 August 2010 (UTC)

My Userpage

Thanks for the revert! Silivrenion (talk) 16:38, 25 August 2010 (UTC)

Thanks for your support

Thanks for your support restoring the infobox. Of course, it was immediately removed again. Please see my post at WikiProject_Biography about it. Yworo (talk) 00:08, 26 August 2010 (UTC)

Actually I have decided to agree on the removal of the infobox when I saw a recent reply by Truthkeeper on the Infobox section of the talkpage. When he provided the WP:Disinfoboxes link I had a peek and understood that disinfoboxes are infoboxes that have no additional encyclopaedic value and a repetition of facts. I realise that all the content inside the infobox is unreferenced. So it's better to leave it rather than have all the facts being challenged by some person who floods the box with [citation needed] tags. Minimac (talk) 05:33, 26 August 2010 (UTC)
Well, I respect your decision, but I have to ask, shall we remove the lead section of articles also? Both the lead and the infobox are supposed to summarize the cited content in the body of the article. According to the MoS, there shouldn't be citations in the lead section because the citations are in the body of the article. The infobox is precisely parallel to this. Yworo (talk) 13:58, 26 August 2010 (UTC)

Jeffrey Vinokur

You might want to look at this AFD, the author dug up some sources. Ten Pound Hammer, his otters and a clue-bat • (Otters want attention) 21:21, 31 August 2010 (UTC)

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Thanks

Thanks for reverting that vandalism to my talkpage. Kindest regards, SpitfireTally-ho! 13:59, 3 September 2010 (UTC)

Re : September 2010

Dear friend, Looks like you completely missed the point. It is a general practice to include only the official language script in articles relating to geography, places where multiple ethnic people reside. In case of India, You can look for yourself that only Hindi language is shown in its wiki page (because it is the national language) even though constitution of India recognizes 22 other official languages. Take a look at Kanyakumari, Nagercoil or Padmanabhapuram pages, you can find that all these places are located in Tamil Nadu, where Tamil is the official language ( and all those pages have Tamil script added), even though there is a sizable Malayali population there. An act of including Malayalam script in those pages are dealt with much force. In this type of cases a mention is given about Malayalam as the major language in the region in the content of the article rather than scribbling Malayalam script in the article. Similar is the case with Palakkad, which even though in Kerala has a sizable Tamil speaking population.

Regarding the IP, Look at this edit by him. In Dakshina Kannada district of Karnataka, Majority of the population are Tulu speaking, but the district has a sizable population of Kannadiga, Konkani and Malayalis. Instead of highlighting the fact, the respected IP is trying to hide it. This act can be regarded as an act of language fundamentalism.

For any further clarification, Please drop a message on my talk page.


 arun  talk  10:20, 4 September 2010 (UTC)

Ofcourse... When I was a toddler in Wikipedia, I too had a habit of scribbling language scripts over some geographical pages which had mixed ethnic population. Those days this resulted in edit wars which put me in some or other kind of trouble. After spending some tough early life in Wikipedia, I concentrated more towards content creation and fighting Vandals. I must admit in that case which you pointed, I must have used undo option rather than rollback option and sorry for that part.  arun  talk  13:53, 7 September 2010 (UTC)

Re: Kud Wafter GA

Just a little reminder if you hadn't noticed, a second opinion was provided for the Kud Wafter GAN.-- 10:12, 6 September 2010 (UTC)

Poke; this looks like it's all set for a pass now. Wizardman Operation Big Bear 18:31, 13 September 2010 (UTC)

Japanese softball players

Hello Minimac. What about this: {{softball-bio-stub}} [[Category:Japanese softball players]] ? I think it is better than simple {{stub}}. Regards. --Vejvančický (talk | contribs) 09:06, 9 September 2010 (UTC)

You've just reminded me. We also need to put [[Category:Living people]] too. Anyway, thanks for the message. Minimac (talk) 09:08, 9 September 2010 (UTC)

Grace Woodward

Restored article, needs more than just refs, unsourced spam bolded below Jimfbleak - talk to me? 12:23, 10 September 2010 (UTC)

Recently voted No. 4 on Heat magazines ‘Hot List’- fashion creative, stylist and presenter Grace Woodward has anquickly built up a wealth of credits . She is currently a judge for Living TV’s flagship show, Britain’s Next Top Model. Coming highly recommended by Elle McPherson, Grace has more than proved herself on the show’s judging panel. Her career began as Head of Press at Agent Provocateur and has progressed over the last six years into styling, writing and creative direction leading to the launch of Grace Woodward Creative in 2008. Grace has also appeared on Channel 5’s Live From Studio 5. Grace has also been the face of On|off.TV at London Fashion Week.

Equally as popular off screen, as a stylist, Grace was awarded Stylist of the Year 2009 by The Clothes Show and British Fashion Council. Grace has a host of celebrity clientele including; La Roux, Emilia Fox, Florence and the Machine and Pharrell Williams. Grace has also styled Green Day for the cover of Rolling Stone, a special Yves Saint Laurent issue for GQ and the esteemed GQ Men of the Year cover and its nominees which included Jonathan Rhys Myers, Cillian Murphy and Jamie Oliver.

As an editorial stylist Grace regularly works with the Sunday Times Style Magazine. She has also made contributions to The Saturday Times Magazine, Elle, Flaunt, Harpers Bazaar (UK and South America), Intersection, Numero, Nylon, Tank, 125. In the role of creative director she devised a 14 page feature for the Sunday Times Style Fashion Special celebrating and documenting the British Fashion Industry.

Layla El

Just wanted to drop you a note to thank you for the GA review. It's much appreciated. ♥NiciVampireHeart♥ 07:42, 11 September 2010 (UTC)

Apologies

I'm sorry, I realized that I opposed your RfA after you requested to be withdrawn. I can remove it if you'd like. Kind regards Tommy! 16:44, 11 September 2010 (UTC)

Well, it doesn't matter now that it's already closed. So no problem. Minimac (talk) 16:55, 11 September 2010 (UTC)
Alright. Best of luck in the future ! Tommy! 17:17, 11 September 2010 (UTC)

Kevin Aponte

Hi. Just to let you know I've removed your PROD. The article had a link to YouTube. I know it's a weak link, but until we can get a consensus to get policy changed, it's acceptable.--Kudpung (talk) 08:25, 13 September 2010 (UTC)

TP Revert

Thanks for the TP revert on my Talk Page and the warning to the anon. Best, RobertMfromLI User Talk/Contribs 16:57, 13 September 2010 (UTC)

September 2010

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I've reverted ClueBot - Minimac's revert looks sound. TFOWR 13:55, 16 September 2010 (UTC)
Thanks, I also made a false positive report. I didn't know ClueBot reviews and reverts autoconfirmed users edits. Minimac (talk) 14:00, 16 September 2010 (UTC)

Thanks

I haven't got the chance to thank you till now Minimac. I appreciated your vote a ton... My sincere regards. Wifione ....... Leave a message 07:49, 17 September 2010 (UTC)

Thanks

thanks for letting me know one other aspect of the wiki. i shall keep it in mind and will talk to other editor on this issue. Khalidnawaz123 (talk) —Preceding undated comment added 10:27, 17 September 2010 (UTC).

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Thanks

...for that friendly request on my talk page. I've thought about it some, and are looking into getting admin coaching because I don't want to embarrass myself or you. If you can put that thought in a cool, dark place for a bit, that would be great, and I'll get back to you. Thanks again! Drmies (talk) 14:21, 20 September 2010 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Pending changes/Straw poll on interim usage

Hi. As you recently commented in the straw poll regarding the ongoing usage and trial of Pending changes, this is to notify you that there is an interim straw poll with regard to keeping the tool switched on or switching it off while improvements are worked on and due for release on November 9, 2010. This new poll is only in regard to this issue and sets no precedent for any future usage. Your input on this issue is greatly appreciated. Off2riorob (talk) 23:41, 20 September 2010 (UTC)

RE:

I'm Danilo Mariotti ;) --Burning Desire (talk) 18:51, 24 September 2010 (UTC)

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You know...

It feels kind of strange for the banning admin to be edit conflicted putting a ban into the log? ;) Courcelles 06:21, 30 September 2010 (UTC)

Yes, sorry for conflicting the edit, I've just found that edit on recent changes patrol and intended to put it up myself. Despite the fact it was done I won't do that again. Minimac (talk) 06:25, 30 September 2010 (UTC)
I wasn't complaining... as logging the ban is the most time consuming part of it for me. (It's scary I've done it enough in four or five months to KNOW what parts of the process take time...) The things you end up doing after getting a mop that would never have been mentioned in an RFA are mind-boggling. Courcelles 06:29, 30 September 2010 (UTC)

The Anti-Vandalism Barnstar

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Thank you for reverting the vandalism on my talk page! TYelliot (talk) 13:07, 30 September 2010 (UTC)

Where is the copyright permission?

I know this was ages ago when you added this to Max Raab which restored copyrighted content and had the edit summary "Permission received". However I can't see where the permission was, whether it was in the article or in the WP:Requesting copyright permissions archive. Could you find it for me so that I can take a look? Minimac (talk) 20:15, 1 October 2010 (UTC)

The permission was received as an OTRS email; see the talk page for the flag saying so. Stifle (talk) 21:12, 1 October 2010 (UTC)
Thanks, I've removed the copypaste template anyways. Minimac (talk) 21:20, 1 October 2010 (UTC)

Reverted your revision [1] to Wikipedia:Requests_for_adminship/WikiCopter

RFA wasn't closed when the [edit] button was clicked. Did you see my edit summary? ~NerdyScienceDude 12:55, 3 October 2010 (UTC)

I see that it was edit conflicted and you probably didn't realise that it was closed. Minimac (talk) 16:39, 3 October 2010 (UTC)

Categories

...Can be even on Wikipedia policies/guidelines/users... You removed a category from our BLP policy :) I have no issues; but you might wish to reconsider it. Sincerely. Wifione ....... Leave a message 16:02, 3 October 2010 (UTC)

Change on John Folse

Hi,

I am an employee of Chef John Folse, and I have updated his bio and info upon his personal request. Therefore we have the full permission of using any material of our company website. Please feel free to verify all facts posted on this page.

If you have any further questions, please let me know.

Thanks!

Danling Gideon Chef John Folse & Co. 2517 South Philippe Ave. Gonzales, LA 70737 danlingg@jfolse.com —Preceding unsigned comment added by Danlingg (talkcontribs) 20:56, 4 October 2010 (UTC)

Reverted Warning

Just to let you know I just reverted a warning you gave to a user User talk:210.1.217.76 which duplicated one I'd put on for a revert I'd done on Friendship. Vrenator (talk) 11:39, 5 October 2010 (UTC)

Re: Central Marshes

Hey, thanks for fixing that. I will try and place something not copyrighted in there. I placed the tag and then it fell behind in my list of things to do.--NortyNort (Holla) 09:39, 9 October 2010 (UTC)

Watch for subtle vandalism

Two IPs vandalised in different ways, so the version you reverted to was not so great. --Diannaa (Talk) 05:00, 14 October 2010 (UTC)

Thanks for reporting this. I gave both IPs a warning. Minimac (talk) 05:04, 14 October 2010 (UTC)
You're welcome. --Diannaa (Talk) 05:08, 14 October 2010 (UTC)

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Hasty stuff

You know you might make an effort to see if a page is still being built before making constant complaints, delaying the actual editing and refing. Karen Anne (talk) 14:15, 15 October 2010 (UTC)

Well, I apoligise if I'm interfering with your constructive additions (I probably did it twice in succession), but not only I was adding the tags, I was testing a new tool that I've got from Wikipedia which converted the tags to multiple issues. I hope you'll continue to contribute and enjoy editing. Minimac (talk) 20:48, 15 October 2010 (UTC)

Lori Gear MacBride

Deprodded.  please check Google news at least before prodding. DGG ( talk ) 05:33, 16 October 2010 (UTC)  

Adminship nomination

Hi! Thank you very much for nominating me as an administrator. It may be too soon to be promoted as my experience is kinda narrow, but I think I will accept the nomination. Regards, --Diannaa (Talk) 03:36, 21 October 2010 (UTC)

99.92.130.150

99.92.130.150 has just done a fourth reversion of the same information on Let Me In (film). He/She was blocked yesterday for the same reversion after doing it six times. The information should be restored and the editor blocked again.99.192.87.226 (talk) 04:53, 21 October 2010 (UTC)

List of Sam and His Friends episodes

Hello. You removed the speedy tag from List of Sam and His Friends episodes, saying that it's notable, but the series only launched today, and there's nothing in the article asserting notability. Thanks, Top Jim (talk) 14:24, 22 October 2010 (UTC)

In fact, I can't find it on YouTube. If you find it, please let me know. Thanks, Top Jim (talk) 14:26, 22 October 2010 (UTC)

Musicians Institute

Hi, (this is an advisory note for an incident that you are not directly involved in, but you have edited this article today) please note I have raised a case on WP:3RR for the edit-warring on this article. The two parties involved have already had 3RR warnings. Thanks, (talk) 17:19, 23 October 2010 (UTC)

Thanks for doing it. I was about to do it too... but decided to have another check to see if anyone else posted it up. Minimac (talk) 17:21, 23 October 2010 (UTC)

Your question about unwatched pages...

The reason why non-admins cannot see the list of unwatched pages is the same as the reason why you wouldn't put up a list of houses which are left unlocked while the owners are out... you would be inviting trouble!

If vandal-001 could see a list of unwatched pages, then they would know that they could vandalise those pages and no one would see the vandalism on their watchlist, as no one has it on their watchlist.

It is the same reason why one of the available tools (I can't remember which one off the top of my head) which shows how many people are watching a specific page will only give the number if it is more than 10 (or something like that) - otherwise it just says "under 10" - although admins can see the precise figure. If a vandal knows that only 2 people are watching a page, then they know the odds are higher that they can vandalise the page without it being noticed: if there are 2000 watching it, they are more likely to be caught.

I hope that makes sense, that I've explained it well!

Regards, -- PhantomSteve/talk|contribs\ 13:58, 25 October 2010 (UTC)

Tools

  • Thank you.I was looking for a tool that can be used to edit and watch Articles on Wikipedia without using web browser.Max Viwe | Wanna chat with me? 12:12, 26 October 2010 (UTC)

London

Hi Minimac, nice to meet you at the Oak, maybe see you again next month? The little project I mentioned is at User:Botlaf - if you are interested, the reports I'm struggling with are the N, C, F and D words at User:Botlaf/Abuse, and bollocks, poop and pubic at User:Botlaf/Poop Patrol. If there are any there that you can confirm they just need adding to the safe page lists at User:Botlaf/poop etc, and of course if you spot ones that are vandalism they can go - but I hope I've screened out the obvious vandalisms already, I just need to confirm that the ones that look OK are OK as the report is limited to 100 examples per query and its getting clogged with music stuff. Cheers ϢereSpielChequers 16:05, 26 October 2010 (UTC)

Copyright cleanup

Hi! It's nice to see other people working on copyright cleanup. I do have two comments though.

First, I reverted your icon change to Template:Uw-copyright as it is a warning template, not just a copyvio notice. I'm open to discussion about this of course.

Second, please don't remove {{copypaste}} tags simply because no source is provided. If you cannot identify a source then please either leave the tag or remove it and replace it with {{Cv-unsure}} on the article's talk page. If there's absolutely no indication of copyvio or there's evidence that the content evolved here naturally, then go ahead and replace it, but please mention that in an edit summary on the article's talk page. VernoWhitney (talk) 18:37, 26 October 2010 (UTC)

Thanks for the info in the second comment, and I will take this info forward. I didn't use to work this quickly but on that day I did that time and fell into the trap thinking that some editors are going tag bombing. It states that "Adding tags to articles should be accompanied by detailed reasoning on the tagged article's talk page to explain why the tags are needed.". I think in terms of copypaste, the following question should be asked "Where did the source come from?" because the article could be copied from many different sites around the Web. Minimac (talk) 06:13, 27 October 2010 (UTC)
Let me start by apologizing for my rather abrupt comments yesterday, I/we really do appreciate the help, I was just worried that the suspicions of copyvio would be lost, and I spent a decent amount of time this weekend getting them organized and didn't want to see my work be for nothing.
Anyways, it certainly would be nice if all of the copypaste tags mentioned a source, but with the subtle differences between this tag and {{subst:copyvio}} and {{Close paraphrasing}} and the obscurity of {{Cv-unsure}} I'm just glad that people tag the problems at all, let alone with the right tag or with all of the details filled out. I figure it's our job as editors trying to clear potential copyvios to investigate and ask your question of "Where?" even if the tagger didn't.
In my experience the vast majority of content that strikes another editor as being a problem is a problem, whether it's a simple fix of providing attribution or a mess of tracking down a paywalled source or an obscure reference book to figure out just where the copyvio's from. I feel like I'm rambling, so I'll stop now. Cheers! VernoWhitney (talk) 11:52, 27 October 2010 (UTC)

Hi, it's me again. I saw you removed the copypaste tag from Seafield Convent Grammar School, apparently based on the talk page assertion that they hold the copyright and allow its use on Wikipedia. If the content was copied from somewhere (I haven't checked) then it should be blanked until/unless we get verifiable permission. Sadly we can't just take their word for it. VernoWhitney (talk) 13:36, 30 October 2010 (UTC)

I would like to apologize for my immediatly preceding post - apparently we do have verified permission, I'm just blind enough that I missed the OTRS tag because it was sandwiched between two project tags. Again, I'm sorry. Face-sad.svg VernoWhitney (talk) 16:59, 2 November 2010 (UTC)

DYK for Acheron class torpedo boat

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It's raining thanks spam!

  • Please pardon the intrusion. This tin of thanks spam is offered to everyone who commented or !voted (Support, Oppose or Neutral) on my recent RfA. I appreciate the fact that you care enough about the encyclopedia and its community to participate in this forum.
  • There are a host of processes that further need community support, including content review (WP:GAN, WP:PR, WP:FAC, and WP:FAR). You can also consider becoming a Wikipedia Ambassador. If you have the requisite experience and knowledge, consider running for admin yourself!
  • If you have any further comments, input or questions, please do feel free to drop a line to me on my talk page. I am open to all discussion. Thanks • Ling.Nut (talk) 02:26, 3 November 2010 (UTC)

Thanks

thanks for your feedback I have withdrawn my request for reviewers rights. the Tac Beacon article you mention was done in good faith. Do you think they will ban me for that edit? TucsonDavid (talk) 19:28, 8 November 2010 (UTC)

Probably not. You only did it once, and you've only just joined Wikipedia so I'll let you off for that. However, Wikipedia does take copyrights quite seriously, so it is quite important to remember not to do it again. Minimac (talk) 19:31, 8 November 2010 (UTC)

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Notification

As you participated in the ban discussion of SkagitRiverQueen, you are being notified of this Proposal to amend ban on SRQ imposed at ANI: from 1 year to indef. Ncmvocalist (talk) 07:07, 9 November 2010 (UTC)

I couldn't help noticing that you cited this[2] as a main reason for opposing the amended ban. That edit took place before this. It's been awhile since March, I know. Cheers :> Doc talk 20:21, 9 November 2010 (UTC)

Your changes to DirectX Media Objects is reverted

Sorry man, I know you meant to do good but that's the wrong way of doing it. The correct way to do it is either to nominate the article for deletion or to rewrite the infringing material in way that they don't infringe copyright anymore. Fleet Command (talk) 00:21, 10 November 2010 (UTC)

WP:AfD

I created a discussion page at Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Paul Tierney (professor and venture capitalist). Bearian (talk) 20:43, 10 November 2010 (UTC)

My RfA

Thank you for participating in my RfA
Hello Minimac, and thank you for participating in my RfA, which failed with 20 support votes, 34 oppose votes, and 11 neutral votes. All the feedback was much appreciated, and the concerns that were brought up are surely not falling on deaf ears. I will strive to listen to everyone's feedback in the days, weeks, and months to come, and I hope that I will eventually be able to gain the community's trust and receive the admin tools so I can further benefit this encyclopedia. Happy editing! –Access Denied (talk)

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Youvan's Apologetics

Hi and Thanks for your help. I'm OK with the deletion / redirect that you did with Douglas Youvan. But, I still don't understand if the text from that deleted article exists on a page I can't see. Is it just the title of that deleted page that is saved for the redirect?

Can you also help to explain to me why a biography, published on a website, free for anyone to read, and without copyright is unreliable? I know Youvan favors ebooks and does not like the industry revolving around pay-to-read. As his biographer, I am very confused. Do we basically need to cite articles in the mainstream of paper publications that comment on Youvan's apologetics?
I am also trying to imagine this scenario if someone like Richard Dawkins published in an unprofitable manner on a website so everyone could read his book without paying!
I see you don't like MS Vista. (LOL, it's a spinal reflex thing.) What if MS Vista put something up on their corporate website? Can a wiki editor quote that? Is that considered more reliable than an e-book on a website? Where do I find out about wiki rules on this stuff?
Moreover, what do I do with the on-line e-book to make it more reliable? Library of Congress registration? Publish it paperback? Yuck, no hyperlinks! I really need to write with hyperlinks so he is more readable. Bridgetttttttebabblepoop 16:09, 16 November 2010 (UTC)

Copy/paste cleanup

I would once again like to say that your help with clearing copyright violations is much appreciated, but please be more careful when removing tags. You removed the "tag bombing" from Kerala granthasala sangham when it was a clear copyvio - probably even G12'able. You also removed the tag from Business for Economic Security, Tourism and Trade based on an unverified statement from the article creator. We can not simply take their word on it, they have to follow the steps at Wikipedia:Donating copyrighted materials, and until/unless they do the article should be tagged with {{subst:copyvio}}. VernoWhitney (talk) 16:32, 16 November 2010 (UTC)

Hi again, and congrats on being one of wiki's newest administrators. Well done for pointing out that copyright violation. The original tag was added by Eeekster [3], and I thought, "if you don't explain why the tags should be placed on the talk page or an edit summary then why are they important?" I do need to slow down a bit. Minimac (talk) 05:59, 17 November 2010 (UTC)
Thanks! The tools certainly are useful at WP:SCV. ^_^ I completely agree with you as far as most cleanup tags go unless the problem is blindingly obvious, but (and I know I'm biased here) I think copyright tags merit more attention than most others even without explanation. Of course, you've been doing an outstanding job at cleaning out the backlog since the number of articles with {{Copypaste}} has dropped from 520 to 355 in 3 weeks. At this rate the backlog will be completely eliminated in less than two months (and should stay that way since all new taggings are going straight to WP:CP). VernoWhitney (talk) 17:59, 17 November 2010 (UTC)

IMDB

Hi Minimac, re the IMDB template. We are trying to replace the old dialogue:

  • This is unsourced
  • remove unsourced - has an IMDB link
  • This is unsourced
  • remove unsourced - has an IMDB link
  • This is unsourced
  • remove unsourced - has an IMDB link
  • This is unsourced
  • remove unsourced - has an IMDB link

ad infinitum

With:

  • This is sourced to IMDB which is a problem because ....
  • OK howabout this other source.

I'm not convinced that all the editors who source things to IMDB have got the message yet, but using the {{BLP IMDB refimprove}} template means that we can communicate with them more effectively. Also please remember that BLPprod is for unsourced new BLPs not poorly sourced ones. I tried unsuccessfully to get consensus in the last RFC to broaden sticky prod to ones where people had links to Myspace, LinkedIn Utube and Facebook but consensus was that at the moment we only stickyprod BLPs where people haven't made any attempt to source them. So there are two different tests - IMDB is enough to prevent a stickyprod being applied but not to remove a valid stickyprod. Cheers, PS are you coming to the December meetup? ϢereSpielChequers 13:43, 17 November 2010 (UTC)

I hope to come to the meetup soon. I had to go home because of the bad weather and the traffic jams last Sunday. Speaking of the article Jo Champa, I didn't see the IMDB part of the article and accidentally left it out while I was tagging it as unreferenced. Anyway, in terms of the BLPprod, do you have any evidence of where I misplaced a BLP prod tag or are you assuming that Jo Champa was made after 18 March 2010? Minimac (talk) 14:35, 17 November 2010 (UTC)
Sorry I should have linked in Kristian Widmer which I've tagged, but I didn't restore your sticky prod because the IMDB link was in first. As for London, December is as per normal but January we might shift to a Saturday to coincide with the tenth anniversary. ϢereSpielChequers 16:12, 17 November 2010 (UTC)

any luck persuading your nominee?

It would be helpful. Tony (talk) 16:13, 22 November 2010 (UTC)

Umm... I think you're talking about the Arbcom election aren't you? Minimac (talk) 06:15, 23 November 2010 (UTC)

Robinson, IL article

Hello, I noticed you had been helping on the Robinson, Illinois with the recent edit wars regarding Calli Cox. Immediately following the protection status dropping from the page the link to notable person Calli Cox was again editing out by an unsigned IP address. Numerous attempt have been made to the editor to explain the content removals which have ultimately resulted in the editor only stating that the persons notability is only a matter of opinion (see the editor's talk page http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User_talk:173.31.34.252 )

Multiple attempts have been made to communicate with this editor, the most recent one on the articles talk page seems to have been totally ignored. Basically, I'm at a loss as to which direction to take the matter and would like to get some pointers on what needs to be done to remedy this situation as the user seems to ignore attempts at contact. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 68.58.41.64 (talk) 20:00, 23 November 2010 (UTC)

Thanks for consulting me about this. I've replied on the article's talk page here. Minimac (talk) 20:53, 23 November 2010 (UTC)

Response from JDDJS

you're probably right. I probably shouldn't have used rollback, but in my defense the user I reverted was wrongfully marking things as 'vandalism' when reverting them with TW. The user has been adding sections to cartoon characters about sexuality based solely on one person's writings. JDDJS (talk) 21:15, 23 November 2010 (UTC)

Sine bot

I always revert Sinebot first, then the vandal, just to tick off the bot's owner. You just beat me to reverting her vandalism. - BilCat (talk) 07:27, 24 November 2010 (UTC)

Talkback

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Robert L. Sack article

You removed a CSD tag on the article Robert L. Sack with the reason: "The statement 'He is certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology and the American Board of Sleep Disorders Medicine.' meets WP:ANYBIO". Being certified is not an award, nor does it require any notability or contributions to a field of study. Board certification is merely an exam that any physician in any one of numerous fields takes in order to continue practicing. As such, it does not meet WP:ANYBIO. The subject of the article is a board-certified physician who has published some original research in an academic journal. There is no assertion of importance. jsfouche ☽☾Talk 13:02, 28 November 2010 (UTC)

Thank you!

Thank you for your support at my RfA last week. I'll do everything I can to live up to your expectations and if you ever need help from a janitor please feel free to drop me a line! PanydThe muffin is not subtle 21:24, 29 November 2010 (UTC)

Actually, I wondered how 32 opposes in your last RfA soon led to an all support RfA! Minimac (talk) 07:40, 30 November 2010 (UTC)
Not hard to figure ;) --Kudpung (talk) 06:11, 4 December 2010 (UTC)

Speedy deletion declined: Marty teboe

Hello Minimac. I am just letting you know that I declined the speedy deletion of Marty teboe, a page you tagged for speedy deletion, because of the following concern: The article makes a credible assertion of importance or significance, sufficient to pass A7. Thank you. ϢereSpielChequers 10:42, 3 December 2010 (UTC)

I just found out that Jimfbleak deleted it as A7, so I was right in thinking it wasn't a notable autobiography. Minimac (talk) 20:51, 3 December 2010 (UTC)

Jonathan Briggs

Hi Minimac. yes it's obviously a hoax. problem is, there are sure to be real people out there with the name Jonathan Briggs, and any one of them could sue us for allowing crap like that to stand. Don't hesitate for a moment to slap G10 db-attack on a page like that and blank the content. Admins who are online get an immediate warning and will delete the page instantly. As ever, if you're not sure what CSD template to ue, if you see at the top of my talk page that I'm on line, don't hesitate to ask. Keep up the good work at NPP, and happy editing! --Kudpung (talk) 06:09, 4 December 2010 (UTC)

I thought so too. I think I was wrong to prod it, as he definitely can't be dead in 2096. Minimac (talk) 06:43, 4 December 2010 (UTC)

UK Community Notice - IRC meeting

Dear Wikipedian,


This is the first of what will hopefully be a regular notice to help bring together the UK community so that you can be involved in some amazing things. To kick things off, there will be a UK community IRC meeting at 1800 UTC, December 7, 2010 to discuss the future growth and developement of Wikimedia UK. Without huge community support and involvement, the chapter cannot be successful and to get the most out of it, get involved.

For information on the community IRC meeting please go here


More to come about:

  • Wikipedia 10th Anniversary Events
  • 1st Annual UK Wiki-conference
  • Trustee interest meeting - an event for those community members with even just a fleeting interest in becoming trustees of Wikimedia UK.


Many Thanks

Joseph Seddon
User:Seddon

Delivered by WMUKBot (talk) on 05:36, 5 December 2010 (UTC)