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Welcome to my talk page! Pull up a chair, and feel free to ask me anything.

AfC script[edit]

Hello. Any followup on this (the script that moves userpage to draftspace, tags draft with username, and notifies user)? Anna Frodesiak (talk) 07:38, 18 September 2015 (UTC)

@Anna Frodesiak: I started writing it last month, but then I got sidetracked. It's a 5-day weekend in Japan this week, though, so perhaps I'll find some time to work on it. :) — Mr. Stradivarius ♪ talk ♪ 08:18, 18 September 2015 (UTC)
Ok, my friend. No hurry, no worry. Just checking. Many thanks. Anna Frodesiak (talk) 08:21, 18 September 2015 (UTC)
@Anna Frodesiak: I've finished writing the script, although it may still have bugs lurking in it. Would you like to be my guinea pig while I iron them all out? :) I've added some documentation to User:Mr. Stradivarius/gadgets/Draftify. In your case, I imagine you will want to add the following to User:Anna Frodesiak/common.js:
Draftify = {}; // Don't remove this line! It is necessary for Draftify settings.
Draftify.menulocation = "p-tb"; // Put the "Draftify" link in the Tools menu.
Draftify.menuposition = "#t-whatlinkshere"; // Put the "Draftify" link just before the "What links here" link.
importScript('User:Mr. Stradivarius/gadgets/Draftify.js'); // Linkback: [[User:Mr. Stradivarius/gadgets/Draftify.js]]
Try it out and let me know what you think. — Mr. Stradivarius ♪ talk ♪ 15:22, 16 October 2015 (UTC)
Also, I am guessing MusikAnimal will probably appreciate a ping. :) — Mr. Stradivarius ♪ talk ♪ 15:24, 16 October 2015 (UTC)
Yes thank you!! Excited to try this out! MusikAnimal talk 15:28, 16 October 2015 (UTC)
Fantastic! I will be busy all weekend, then give it a go. Many thanks! :) Anna Frodesiak (talk) 19:57, 16 October 2015 (UTC)
Hey, gave it a try at User:Superiots with options "Notify user of page move" and "Soft-block the user and leave a block notice". The dialog out said said "moving to draftspace... done", "tagging draft..." then it broke :( I checked the JS console and it reported Uncaught ReferenceError: apiManager is not defined in ApiManager.prototype.softBlockUser, the line user: apiManager.getTargetUser(). However it did in fact tag the draft, just didn't notify the user or block them. Hope that helps diagnose what went wrong. Thanks! MusikAnimal talk 22:12, 16 October 2015 (UTC)
@MusikAnimal: This should be fixed now. It was just me using the wrong variable name. :P — Mr. Stradivarius ♪ talk ♪ 23:42, 16 October 2015 (UTC)

Perfect! Just perfect! Thank you so much!! :) Anna Frodesiak (talk) 21:06, 4 November 2015 (UTC)

Did you let the good folks at AfC know it's ready? Anna Frodesiak (talk) 21:08, 4 November 2015 (UTC)

@Anna Frodesiak: You're welcome. :) I've left a notification at WT:AFC#Draftify. — Mr. Stradivarius ♪ talk ♪ 01:08, 5 November 2015 (UTC)
Thanks for the script, Stradivarius. I have used it once, and - I'm sorry to say - it did not go well, have a look at Draft:St Michael's Rowing Club. A minor thing is: I can see the script calls {{uw-draftmoved}}, a template I often use myself but never with the third option. Let's make it clear that leaving the Reason for the page move field blank will yield the in most cases perfectly fine standard message of uw-draftmoved "This is because the Draft namespace is the preferred location for Articles for Creation submissions." If I knew you better, I would boldly edit User:Mr. Stradivarius/gadgets/Draftify, now I'm leaving it to you. Again, thanks for the script, I'm sure it will be a timesaver for all of us at AFC. Sam Sailor Talk! 16:15, 7 November 2015 (UTC)
@Sam Sailor: Thanks for the report! The page blanking bug should hopefully be fixed now. I think the problem was that the script was trying to get the page content of the draft page after it was moved by the script but before it was registered as having being moved in the Wikipedia database slaves. I've changed the script so it just grabs the content before the page move and uses that. And after thinking some more about the reason field, I just decided to remove it altogether. The defaults should work for most situations, and I couldn't see a good way of editing {{uw-draftmoved}} to make an arbitrary reason work nicely. If anyone really misses it, though, I'll try and think of a way of putting it back in. — Mr. Stradivarius ♪ talk ♪ 04:24, 8 November 2015 (UTC)
Sounds great. Again thanks for writing these scripts that make it easier to deal with the daily chores. Sam Sailor Talk! 10:07, 8 November 2015 (UTC)


I'm sorry this user is the main reason the template has to be protected. We try to talk to him, but he blanks his talk page. I believe this user is trying to vandalize the template by moving certain wrestlers. The user is nothing but trouble. -Keith Okamoto (talk) 23:29, 7 October 2015 (UTC)

He has vandalized again.-Keith Okamoto (talk) 02:33, 8 October 2015 (UTC)
I have blocked him for disruption, since he edited without consensus after being told to do so by three others. As far as List of WWE personnel and the template are concerned, I want to get some input from WP:AN and get a community sanction and see what type of restrictions we should impose on them. --wL<speak·check> 03:25, 8 October 2015 (UTC)
@WikiLeon: Thanks for dealing with this. I don't think we need to get AN involved yet - the normal consequences for edit warring and disruptive editing should be enough. If there continue to be problems after we've tried the usual things then we can think about whether we need to have other sanctions.

@Keith Okamoto: Actually, it wasn't vandalism - vandalism is when you intentionally try to damage Wikipedia. It looks like Wrabbjr902 was acting in good faith, although his repeated reverts without discussion certainly counted as disruptive editing. — Mr. Stradivarius ♪ talk ♪ 04:41, 8 October 2015 (UTC)

User has returned and continued his disruptive editing.--Keith Okamoto (talk) 23:31, 1 November 2015 (UTC)
Blocked for a month. — Mr. Stradivarius ♪ talk ♪ 23:41, 1 November 2015 (UTC)
I just saw him blank his talkpage.--Keith Okamoto (talk) 23:59, 1 November 2015 (UTC)
@Keith Okamoto: He's allowed to do that - see WP:BLANKING. — Mr. Stradivarius ♪ talk ♪ 01:23, 2 November 2015 (UTC)

Sorry again. But Wrabbjr902 is going around his block by creating a new Username as User:BrothersinArms24. On the Template:WWE personnel, BrothersinArms24 is doing the same thing Wrabbjr902 was doing before he was blocked.--Keith Okamoto (talk) 15:47, 11 November 2015 (UTC)

@Keith Okamoto: Could you file an SPI for this? It would be good to have a checkuser confirm whether the accounts are the same person, and also to check for any sleeper accounts. Best — Mr. Stradivarius ♪ talk ♪ 17:02, 11 November 2015 (UTC)
I did. Did I do it wrong?--Keith Okamoto (talk) 17:08, 11 November 2015 (UTC)
@Keith Okamoto: I've requested checkuser for you. As for the evidence, it would be best if you could give some diffs where Wrabbjr902 and BrothersinArms24 have made similar edits. Just a few examples will do, so that the SPI clerks know what to look for. — Mr. Stradivarius ♪ talk ♪ 17:12, 11 November 2015 (UTC)

Deletion to Quality Award[edit]

At Category:Deletion to Quality Award candidates, it seems the category is now mostly empty? — Cirt (talk) 03:06, 21 October 2015 (UTC)

Yeah, now the category is completely empty. Any idea on how to fix it? — Cirt (talk) 04:24, 21 October 2015 (UTC)
@Cirt: It should be working now. It turned out that the Four Award code had a bug in it, so when I based the new Deletion to Quality Award code on it I unwittingly copied the bug over. I've now fixed them both. — Mr. Stradivarius ♪ talk ♪ 04:54, 21 October 2015 (UTC)
Looks like it's populating again, thank you! Now if only there were an easier semi-automated or automated way to award them to editors, and update Wikipedia:Deletion_to_Quality_Award#Deletion_to_Quality_Award_Hall_of_Fame, that would be awesome. — Cirt (talk) 04:56, 21 October 2015 (UTC)
That sounds like a bot request to me. — Mr. Stradivarius ♪ talk ♪ 04:58, 21 October 2015 (UTC)
I made a request at Wikipedia:Bot_requests#Give_out_Deletion_to_Quality_Awards. How does it look? — Cirt (talk) 05:06, 21 October 2015 (UTC)
Yep, looks good to me. Now it just depends on whether people have the time, skills, and inclination to write the code and maintain it. — Mr. Stradivarius ♪ talk ♪ 05:21, 21 October 2015 (UTC)
Thanks! I think it's just that first-pass-through to get it started that's really important. Then, once the community's introduced to it more, others will help to maintain it, hopefully. :) — Cirt (talk) 06:03, 21 October 2015 (UTC)

Wow, now Category:Deletion to Quality Award candidates is populated with 577 total pages, that's wonderful !!! A bit much for me to work on by myself. If WP:BOTREQ doesn't get a response, any other ideas on how to get someone to help out with giving that out in an automated or semi-automated fashion ? — Cirt (talk) 08:00, 21 October 2015 (UTC)

You should mention the fact that a one-time run would be ok in the bot request. One-time runs can be hacked in ways that automatic, permanently running bots can't. For example, if someone can generate a list of users and articles, then the delivery of the messages could be handled through the mass message extension, and the hall of fame could be generated with a programmable text editor. If semi-automatic would be acceptable, then it could be done using a user script, in which case WT:User scripts is the usual page, but probably more people watch WP:VPT. — Mr. Stradivarius ♪ talk ♪ 09:17, 21 October 2015 (UTC)
Okay, I've noted that a one-time-run is acceptable at WP:BOTREQ, and also posted requests to WT:User scripts and WP:VPT. Anything else I can do in the interim to help facilitate this ? — Cirt (talk) 09:24, 21 October 2015 (UTC)
Not really - just answer people's questions if they have any and keep your fingers crossed. :) — Mr. Stradivarius ♪ talk ♪ 09:32, 21 October 2015 (UTC)
Is there a way WP:AWB could be used to do it? If so, I could award them myself. I'm just not good at the coding part, what do you think ? — Cirt (talk) 09:55, 21 October 2015 (UTC)
You would need to generate a list of pages and users, and to connect them to AWB through its external scripting API. Both of those things will require some programming knowledge. — Mr. Stradivarius ♪ talk ♪ 12:00, 21 October 2015 (UTC)
Any idea on how to get help with the programming part ? — Cirt (talk) 12:10, 21 October 2015 (UTC)
Years of study? :P Or you might get some help at WT:AWB or at VPT, I suppose. I'd wait for a response to the bot request first, though - if someone writes a bot for you then you won't need AWB at all. — Mr. Stradivarius ♪ talk ♪ 12:59, 21 October 2015 (UTC)
Hahah okay. Sounds good. Thank you very much for all of your help and advice — it's really most appreciated !!! :) — Cirt (talk) 13:01, 21 October 2015 (UTC)

────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────So far, no one has responded to my requests at WP:BOTREQ, WT:User scripts and WP:VPT. Any ideas? — Cirt (talk) 09:15, 23 October 2015 (UTC)

I'd give it a bit more time. It's only been 24 hours so far, and I'd leave it for a week before starting to look for alternatives. — Mr. Stradivarius ♪ talk ♪ 09:20, 23 October 2015 (UTC)
Okey, sounds good. :) — Cirt (talk) 09:21, 23 October 2015 (UTC)

Okay -- been one week and no reply at any of those places I posted -- any other ideas on how to get some help with this? — Cirt (talk) 01:51, 28 October 2015 (UTC)

There's no magic bullet, I'm afraid. It's the same as trying to get people to do anything - they have to want to. You could try leaving a ping at the bot request to see if anyone will comment on why they haven't responded to it yet. — Mr. Stradivarius ♪ talk ♪ 09:52, 28 October 2015 (UTC)
Okay thanks. Any recommendations on which experts in particular to ping? — Cirt (talk) 15:35, 28 October 2015 (UTC)
I just meant to leave a general reminder-type message, not one directed at anyone in particular. I reckon that with your posts at BOTREQ, VPT and the user scripts page, you should have reached most of the people who would be interested in helping out with the programming. — Mr. Stradivarius ♪ talk ♪ 06:50, 29 October 2015 (UTC)
Okay, I've posted, again, at WP:BOTREQ, WT:User scripts and WP:VPT. Kinda getting frustrating at this point. :( Any advice or help would be appreciated, — Cirt (talk) 08:00, 29 October 2015 (UTC)
Mr Stradivarius, any other creative ideas on how to get technical help with this? Any other expert editors, individually, that you could suggest? Anything else I can do to try to get expert assistance ? — Cirt (talk) 18:26, 30 October 2015 (UTC)
Not really. You can find the kind of people who do this kind of thing by looking at who has been answering bot requests recently, though. — Mr. Stradivarius ♪ talk ♪ 00:46, 31 October 2015 (UTC)
Okay, thanks very much for your help and advice, I really do appreciate it, very much. — Cirt (talk) 18:26, 31 October 2015 (UTC)

Template:R from move[edit]

Apparently there is recent trouble with the notification system, so I've come to your talk page to ask you for help with Template talk:R from move#Capture unsynched talk page redirects when you get a chance to look at it. Thank you in advance! Painius  17:01, 21 October 2015 (UTC)

@Paine Ellsworth: Oops! I just realised that I completely forgot to reply to this... Sorry about that. Glad to see that you got the code working, though. Best — Mr. Stradivarius ♪ talk ♪ 11:52, 2 November 2015 (UTC)
I wondered what had happened. No problemo, Mr. S – you should see the category now! At first, it had climbed to more than 25,000 entries (5%), then I eliminated the unnecessary entries, which trimmed it down to its present population of under 7,000 (1.4%). There are still many entries that will fall off automatically over the next few days, and I'm already digging in and fixing the other entries. This is the type of thing I love to do on Wikipedia, so thank you for your kind thoughts and again for your much needed help in so many areas!  Paine  18:48, 2 November 2015 (UTC)


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Replied. --Biblioworm 15:20, 27 October 2015 (UTC)


Since you stopped by WP:TAFI, I don't suppose you'd be willing to take a peek at some of the other nominations and Support/Oppose them?--Coin945 (talk) 10:02, 26 October 2015 (UTC)

Sorry, but my area of interest generally only extends to technical things these days. I will admit to wanting to expand the Choreography article out of sheer indignation at it being so short, however. :) — Mr. Stradivarius ♪ talk ♪ 10:06, 26 October 2015 (UTC)
Haha fair enough. FWIW, it's a very unofficial system, so essentially anybody can nominate or support/oppose. So hypothetically one would not be obligated to do anything more afterwards. But I'll let you get back to what you do best. :)--Coin945 (talk) 10:10, 26 October 2015 (UTC)

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I am representing Mr.SIddique Ismail, i had added his portfolio pic also added his facebook link and twitter link its now not being displayed please help me

sharath — Preceding unsigned comment added by Kalathilsharath82 (talkcontribs) 05:48, 29 October 2015 (UTC)

@Kalathilsharath82: The automatic script that removed your external links isn't clever enough to know which of your edits were good and which were bad, so it just removed all of them. I've restored the image for you - thank you for uploading it! Before you add more external links you should review Wikipedia's guidelines on external links, and seeing as you are representing Siddique, you should also review Wikiepdia's guidelines on editing with a conflict of interest. If you have any questions, please ask at the help desk - they should be good at guiding you in the right direction. Best — Mr. Stradivarius ♪ talk ♪ 06:46, 29 October 2015 (UTC)



It's me, the (former) IP hopping troll. I've decided that it isn't constructive at all, and will stop it completely. It was borne out of frustration, but resulted in some seriously negative stuff. You are right when you say that things might be different if they were handled in a different way. I actually probably do have a lot to contribute, and might legitimately contribute in the future, sans trolling.

Anyway - thanks for remaining civil despite my behavior.

If you could also pass on my apologies to Curly Turkey, that would be appreciated.


- former IP hopping troll. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 02:45, 30 October 2015 (UTC)

Hi there. I'm glad to hear that you're leaving the trolling behind, and I'm sure Curly Turkey will be too. There is always some give and take in Wikipedia editing, as it is one big melting pot. We get people with all different opinions (although admittedly some more than others), and when opinions differ there is always going to be some friction. So I can understand your frustration, although you probably caught on to the fact that I didn't think you were expressing it constructively. I've never said that the Debito article is perfect, and there is certainly room in it for published criticism of him - even Debito himself agrees with that. If you engage constructively on the talk page and edit in accordance with Wikipedia rules, then I won't block you, and I think other editors there would be open to engaging with you. It might take some time to build up goodwill there after the sustained negativity that has befallen the article and its talk page, but it will happen if you persevere. (And I will help you with that - I was on Wikipedia's Mediation Committee before, after all.) — Mr. Stradivarius ♪ talk ♪ 03:06, 30 October 2015 (UTC)
I've unprotected Debito Arudou and Talk:Debito Arudou, so you should be able to edit there now. I'd recommend creating an account first if you don't already have one. (And starting with an apology there too would probably go a long way towards making peace with everyone.) — Mr. Stradivarius ♪ talk ♪ 03:27, 30 October 2015 (UTC)

no worries, but I don't think that I should be contributing there as I probably cannot do so fairly without bias. Therefore, if I do contribute in the future, I'll contribute elsewhere. I'll re-introduce myself once I create an account. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 03:30, 30 October 2015 (UTC)

Hello, I said I would reintroduce myself when I made an account - and here I am. Yodenshi (陽電子) - i.e. "positron".

Yodenshi (talk) 07:51, 2 November 2015 (UTC)

@Yodenshi: I like the name! If I chose my account name again now, I'd probably go for something along those lines. I have too much name recognition now to do much about it now, though. Let me know if you have any questions about editing, and I'll try and help as best I can. Also, if you are having problems with any remaining blocks, let me know, and I'll take a look. And if you like, you can take a look at joining WikiProject Japan, although I should probably warn you that Curly Turkey is a regular participant there too. Best — Mr. Stradivarius ♪ talk ♪ 08:51, 2 November 2015 (UTC)

By the way, I made my first "legit" edit today. - it's only minor, but still. You might be interested to know why the change of heart from being a bit of a pest to actually wanting to contribute a bit - it's basically because you didn't get sucked into it, remained civil and handled things in a positive way, which (over time) convinced me that there's different way. Yodenshi (talk) 06:34, 4 November 2015 (UTC)

Well, I'm glad that I managed to make a small difference. :) Looking forward to seeing more synchotron edits from you! — Mr. Stradivarius ♪ talk ♪ 08:08, 4 November 2015 (UTC)


When you find time for it please review my latest noms at TAFI. Isabel Adrian and Josephine Bornebusch. Appreciate it.--BabbaQ (talk) 14:02, 30 October 2015 (UTC)

Halloween cheer![edit]

Thanks CL! Happy Halloween to you, too! — Mr. Stradivarius ♪ talk ♪ 00:49, 31 October 2015 (UTC)

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Thanks for support on Second-language acquisition[edit]

Thank you for your support of student editors on this page. Also thanks for fixing the talk page where they inserted their intended changes. I will encourage them to address other issues that might help it be ranked as B-Class rather than C-class. On my own review it seems that the biggest question will be whether it reasonably covers the topic area. Does a change in class status arise from consensus on the talk page? Marentette (talk) 23:09, 8 November 2015 (UTC)

@Marentette: So sorry for not replying to this sooner! I saw it last week but didn't have time to reply, and I had completely forgotten about it. The rating process is quite informal for the lower rankings. The ratings "stub", "start", "C", "B", and "A" are all dealt with by the relevant WikiProjects, which in this case is Wikipedia:WikiProject Linguistics. Usually these ratings are made by a WikiProject member who isn't involved with the writing of the article. To request someone to rate it, you would need to ask at Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Linguistics. (I can't do it myself, as I wrote large portions of the article.) To be honest, I think it has been a B-class article for quite some time, but nobody got around to reviewing it yet. If you're looking for a more formal assessment, it might be a good idea to submit it for Good Article status, which is run centrally. If there are no big gaps in the content that should be covered, it should be able to get to Good Article status with a bit of copy-editing and checking of sources. Best — Mr. Stradivarius ♪ talk ♪ 14:02, 22 November 2015 (UTC)

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Arbcom stuff[edit]

Hi Mr. Strad. How's life? I vaguely remember you creating the Arbcom election guide randomiser... would it be possible to do something similar for candidates on the candidate page? I expect it is, but I haven't played with Lua - so I thought I'd just bother you. Discussion here, if you don't mind commenting / doing the work! Also, have you considered running? Besides the fact it's a stupid thing to do... WormTT(talk) 11:15, 11 November 2015 (UTC)

@Worm That Turned: Things are pretty good, thanks. :) I've randomised the candidate list for you using Module:Random, after making just a little update for it to allow newlines as separators. Hopefully that should do the trick. I won't be running this year, I'm afraid - far too much stuff to do in real life. But I have enormous respect for those foolish enough to subject themselves to it. ;) — Mr. Stradivarius ♪ talk ♪ 16:48, 11 November 2015 (UTC)
Thanks for that! WormTT(talk) 08:12, 12 November 2015 (UTC)

Let's talk[edit]

hi67.140.27.137 (talk) 22:18, 13 November 2015 (UTC)

lets talk — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 22:22, 13 November 2015 (UTC)

Hello, random IP. How can I help you? — Mr. Stradivarius ♪ talk ♪ 23:13, 13 November 2015 (UTC)

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Cross project ping[edit]

I mentioned you at meta:2015 Community Wishlist Survey#Simple math in tables (just in case you don't get email notifications from meta). Ryan Kaldari (WMF) (talk) 03:06, 17 November 2015 (UTC)

Just curious[edit]

About: replace otd link with oldid in Template:Article history. Forgive a naif for not knowing these. Juan Riley (talk) 01:45, 18 November 2015 (UTC)

@JuanRiley: I'm not surprised you didn't know these - I only just added them to the module. :) — Mr. Stradivarius ♪ talk ♪ 01:47, 18 November 2015 (UTC)
Doh!? I am an old c (among various such 'real' languages) programmer. However...sending me to decipher some WP script to understand? Well then I am sorry I asked! But actually thanks tho for answering. I am sure it means something. 'Twere it not so much like work I might try to figure it out. :) Juan Riley (talk) 02:56, 18 November 2015 (UTC)
@JuanRiley: I didn't want you to look at the code itself, I just wanted to show you the date of the edit. :) — Mr. Stradivarius ♪ talk ♪ 04:38, 18 November 2015 (UTC)

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A barnstar for you![edit]

Vitruvian Barnstar Hires.png The Technical Barnstar
For making multiple "On this day" entries possible on Template:Article history in response to requests, and for apparently doing all sorts of other technical stuff that most of us couldn't dream of understanding Face-smile.svg Thanks! Loeba (talk) 12:57, 19 November 2015 (UTC)
Glad I could help. :) Thanks for the barnstar! — Mr. Stradivarius ♪ talk ♪ 13:49, 19 November 2015 (UTC)

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Copyright violation in Microsoft Visual Studio[edit]


We might have a problem. Microsoft Visual Studio § Editions feature grid is entirely copyright violation. I only noticed after editing it a bit.

And by the way, how are you? Are you planning to leave Wikipedia?

Best regards,
Codename Lisa (talk) 04:22, 22 November 2015 (UTC)

Hi Codename Lisa. :) What's it a copyright violation of? Seeing as it's a table and not prose, it might not be infringing any copyrights, but I'd need to have a look at the original to know if we need to investigate any more. And no, I'm not thinking of leaving Wikipedia - my activity has been a bit lower than usual, but that's because I have real-life stuff going on that is taking up a lot of my time lately. Best — Mr. Stradivarius ♪ talk ♪ 13:51, 22 November 2015 (UTC)
I knew I'd forget something when I am in a hurry. Yes, the table comes copied and pasted from an older version of its source, currently at: Even though some values (e.g. Yes, No or 3/4) are now different from its source, you can clearly see that labels, their exact placements and the table layout style comes from the source. Maybe it helps if you look at the version before I touched it: revision 691783350 The table seems to have come to being in revision 675560219.
I am not alien to real-life stuff myself; I had to request IP block exemption to edit over free ISP connections.
Best regards,
Codename Lisa (talk) 18:55, 22 November 2015 (UTC)
@Codename Lisa: It appears to be quite different from the current version of the source. I don't suppose you know of a cached copy of the old version anywhere? — Mr. Stradivarius ♪ talk ♪ 02:38, 23 November 2015 (UTC)
That comment was very disconcerting. Here is a few screenshots that help you see what I am talking about.
These images are full-resolution. Feel free to zoom in.
Hopefully this comment clarifies what I mean and what you mean (broadly construed).
Best regards,
Codename Lisa (talk) 18:51, 23 November 2015 (UTC)
P.S. Let me know if still need to see an old cached copy. Best regards, Codename Lisa (talk) 01:25, 24 November 2015 (UTC)
This is going to have to wait a few hours, because the network I'm on currently blocks Google Drive. But I will look at it later on today. — Mr. Stradivarius ♪ talk ♪ 02:01, 24 November 2015 (UTC)
@Codename Lisa: Ah yes, that is pretty clear. I doubt that it would be an actual legal problem (although IANAL, etc.), as it is mostly just a collection of facts, and probably satisfies fair use. However, there is enough grouping and ordering of the facts that there might be some claim to copyright there, so I think it fails Wikipedia's copyright policies. Given that it is a relatively weak violation I don't think we need to do any history deletion, but it would be a good idea to clean up the table to make sure there are no copyright problems. It would be best to just fix this by editing, but as a last resort we could remove the table. — Mr. Stradivarius ♪ talk ♪ 15:59, 24 November 2015 (UTC)
Thanks. I'll see what I can do. (The general attitude, however, is that "if neither law nor admin would catch us, then violate it!")
You want to hear something funny, albeit off-topic? A user called FlippyFlink had been communicating with me, and he had been using my own style of messaging. I am sure you can easily spot his saying "hello" at the top of each message (which I have stopped doing) and his "Best regards," signature (which I still do). And then, there is his word choices. Face-smile.svg Oh, God! This thing has "sockpuppet investigation" written all over it. Hehe... How long has it been since people has stopped doing that? Even my stalker has.
Best regards,
Codename Lisa (talk) 18:50, 24 November 2015 (UTC)

ArbCom elections are now open![edit]

You appear to be eligible to vote in the current Arbitration Committee election. The Arbitration Committee is the panel of editors responsible for conducting the Wikipedia arbitration process. It has the authority to enact binding solutions for disputes between editors, primarily related to serious behavioural issues that the community has been unable to resolve. This includes the ability to impose site bans, topic bans, editing restrictions, and other measures needed to maintain our editing environment. The arbitration policy describes the Committee's roles and responsibilities in greater detail. If you wish to participate, you are welcome to review the candidates' statements and submit your choices on the voting page. For the Election committee, MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 17:32, 23 November 2015 (UTC)

Hi. I have question: Do you happen to know what is the eligibility criteria?
Best regards,
Codename Lisa (talk) 18:56, 23 November 2015 (UTC)
Just off the top of my head, I don't think there is any, apart from having to have an account and having to identify with the WMF. All that matters is that you get elected. (Also, you are allowed to identify with the WMF after winning the election.) — Mr. Stradivarius ♪ talk ♪ 22:02, 23 November 2015 (UTC)

Tech News: 2015-48[edit]

20:26, 23 November 2015 (UTC)

ArbCom elections are now open![edit]

You appear to be eligible to vote in the current Arbitration Committee election. The Arbitration Committee is the panel of editors responsible for conducting the Wikipedia arbitration process. It has the authority to enact binding solutions for disputes between editors, primarily related to serious behavioural issues that the community has been unable to resolve. This includes the ability to impose site bans, topic bans, editing restrictions, and other measures needed to maintain our editing environment. The arbitration policy describes the Committee's roles and responsibilities in greater detail. If you wish to participate, you are welcome to review the candidates' statements and submit your choices on the voting page. For the Election committee, MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 16:46, 24 November 2015 (UTC)

Draftify and {{userspace draft}}[edit]

Might be missing something here, but shouldn't Draftify be untagging articles with {{userspace draft}} when it adds {{AFC submission}}, as I did with this edit? Thanks for your work. — Earwig talk 23:28, 24 November 2015 (UTC)

No, you're not missing anything. :) I'll put that on the to-do list. — Mr. Stradivarius ♪ talk ♪ 23:29, 24 November 2015 (UTC)