User talk:Mr. Stradivarius

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Please comment on Wikipedia:Village pump (proposals)[edit]

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Admin help needed for updating Module:IPAc-en/phonemes[edit]

Hi Mr. Stradivarius

Over the last two months, we have reached consensus on Help talk:IPA for English about several changes:

The Module:IPAc-en/phonemes should be updated in order to reflect these changes. I have tested the changes on Module:IPAc-en/phonemes-testcases which is used by Template:IPAc-en/sandbox. I have taken care to conserve full backwards compatibility so any code that is being used now will continue producing a valid result. So basically, you can just copy Module:IPAc-en/phonemes-testcases over to Module:IPAc-en/phonemes.

For a more thorough overview of the changes and the consensus, please see User:J. 'mach' wust/sandbox#Template:IPAc-en/sandbox.

Thanks --mach 🙈🙉🙊 12:59, 16 January 2016 (UTC)

@J. 'mach' wust: Hi. :) Usually, pages like the ones you made have the suffix "/sandbox" - "/testcases" is usually reserved for pages like this one. I've moved your modules over to Module:IPAc-en/sandbox and similar accordingly. Code-wise, it all looks good. I'm worried that some of the examples are a bit verbose, though. For example, could /ʊ/ that can be reduced to /ə/ as in the 2nd 'u' in 'beautiful' be simplified to /ʊ/ 2nd 'u' in 'beautiful'? Also, the usual procedure for requesting edits to protected pages is by using an edit request on the talk page. That would be better than just asking me, as I might not always be around to check things, and it will give other users the chance to comment on your requested changes. Best — Mr. Stradivarius ♪ talk ♪ 16:07, 16 January 2016 (UTC)
You are right that the title messages should not be too verbose. I had forgotten that some browsers only display a title message for a few seconds. I would still suggest a title that indicates the variability. For instance /ʊ/ or /ə/ 2nd 'u' in 'curriculum' – I had forgotten that the word curriculum is a better example word since a number of dictionaries use a transcription like /ˈbjuːtifl/ for the word beautiful Help:IPA conventions for English#Reduced vowels.
And thanks for fixing the test names – I was not sure what the usual test naming scheme was. I had roughly based my choices on Wikipedia:Template sandbox and test cases, even though I was aware that it was not entirely pertinent. --mach 🙈🙉🙊 16:25, 16 January 2016 (UTC)
D’oh – curriculum is already being used; beautiful it is, then. --mach 🙈🙉🙊 16:30, 16 January 2016 (UTC)
@J. 'mach' wust: Ok, I've updated the module. If there's anything else you want changing, it's probably best to make an edit request for it. Enjoy. :) — Mr. Stradivarius ♪ talk ♪ 01:38, 17 January 2016 (UTC)

The Signpost: 13 January 2016[edit]

Dan Hagerty[edit]

Mr Stradivarius,I don't know if you are the person to contact or not. I recently found out a friend of mine had passed away.I looked him up on wikipedia and found a long biography of him half true, half of the man he portrayed. Don't know how important this is to wikipedia but just thought I would check. The person I am talking about is Dan hagerty from the movie gentle Ben. You can contact me — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 19:27, 17 January 2016 (UTC)

Hi there. If you don't want to get involved in editing Wikipedia yourself, probably your best bet is to email the volunteer response team. Best — Mr. Stradivarius ♪ talk ♪ 21:45, 17 January 2016 (UTC)

Tech News: 2016-03[edit]

17:56, 18 January 2016 (UTC)


You might recall this discussion on my talk page. If you're still willing to nominate, I'm willing to be nominated. Besides DYK and anti-vandalism, I'm beginning to see that I could be of use to WikiProject Women where I've become more active. After we discussed this, I got another FA and two FLs to my credit. What do you think? Please be honest. — Maile (talk) 13:51, 19 January 2016 (UTC)

Hi there. :) Great to hear that you're thinking about running! I'm pretty busy in real life at the moment, so it might take a few days for me to get round to looking through your contributions again and (if all is well) writing a nomination statement. But I'll try to get it done some time this week. Best — Mr. Stradivarius ♪ talk ♪ 08:27, 20 January 2016 (UTC)
Just so you are not surprised, ANI Battle of the Alamo in July was the worst since we last talked. End result is that the article was protected for 6 months. And this in October QPQs and slap-dash reviews triggered off some unpleasantness. Those are the two worst things I can think of about my experience in the last year. — Maile (talk) 13:30, 20 January 2016 (UTC)
@Mr. Stradivarius: So, may I assume that you have elected not to do this at this time? — Maile (talk) 23:53, 28 January 2016 (UTC)
@Maile66: No, I've just been preoccupied - sorry for keeping you waiting. I have some time today, so I'll do this later on. Best — Mr. Stradivarius ♪ talk ♪ 01:37, 29 January 2016 (UTC)
An update: I ended up not actually having that much time yesterday, but I've now started looking at your edits, and I plan to finish some time either today or tomorrow. — Mr. Stradivarius ♪ talk ♪ 09:04, 30 January 2016 (UTC)
@Maile66: Hi again. I've finished looking through your edits - sorry again for the inordinate amount of time that this has taken. I'm afraid that I haven't got very good news for you. Your anti-vandalism work looks good, and your content work has always been great, but I'm a bit worried by what I see in your deletion work. If you don't intend to focus on deletion as an admin it's fine to not have a huge amount of experience at AfD and in speedy deletion, but people will still be looking to see that you know the policies well so that they can trust you not to delete things that shouldn't be deleted. However, since our previous discussion I see a couple of your AfD comments that suggest that you didn't do a very thorough search for sources (see WP:BEFORE), and I see one "keep" vote where you don't list any reliable sources as evidence of notability (see WP:ITSNOTABLE). On the speedy deletion side of things, I see quite a few pages tagged with the wrong tag. For example, I see an article tagged as G11 that should have been A7, an article tagged as A3 that contained an infobox, and a few articles tagged as A11 that should really have been A7s, or perhaps should be PRODded or sent to AfD. The speedy deletion criteria are supposed to be interpreted narrowly, so people would probably pick up on these mistakes at an RfA. I'd like to see more work in these areas (doesn't have to be a huge amount) showing that you know what you are doing before I'd be comfortable with nominating you for RfA. The rest of your contributions look fine, however, and I don't think the two discussions you linked to above show anything objectionable. Let me know if you would like more specific examples of things to improve on, and I'd be happy to oblige (this could be via email if you like). And of course, let me know if you have any questions at all. Best — Mr. Stradivarius ♪ talk ♪ 16:07, 31 January 2016 (UTC)
@Mr. Stradivarius: Thanks for you input. It gives me something to work on. — Maile (talk) 16:13, 31 January 2016 (UTC)

Progress box[edit]

Hi, I'm asking your help because you last edited Template:Progress box (in May), stating convert to use Module:Progress box.

The progress box is no longer showing the counts for the monthly sub-cats of Category:Monthly clean up category (Categories for discussion) counter; see e.g. the page Jan 2016.

Hoping that you can fix this or pass it on to someone else who can. – Fayenatic London 13:53, 19 January 2016 (UTC)

Ah yes, I've been meaning to get round to fixing that. This has already come up at the template talk page, and I know basically why it's happening. I think the solution might have to involve going through and deleting a bunch of categories, but I'll have to think a bit more about that. Watch this space. — Mr. Stradivarius ♪ talk ♪ 08:31, 20 January 2016 (UTC)
@Fayenatic london: This is now fixed, with the addition of the |count=subcats parameter. — Mr. Stradivarius ♪ talk ♪ 11:33, 20 January 2016 (UTC)
Good work, thanks for fixing this so soon after my request! – Fayenatic London 22:06, 20 January 2016 (UTC)

Master of Regex, I call upon thee[edit]

Need your skills here. You're gonna have to label/note all of them and put very generic ones as low confidence. Thank you! --QEDK (T 📖 C) 20:08, 20 January 2016 (UTC)

Please comment on Wikipedia talk:Categories, lists, and navigation templates[edit]

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The Signpost: 20 January 2016[edit]

Tech News: 2016-04[edit]

16:39, 25 January 2016 (UTC)

The Signpost: 27 January 2016[edit]

Hatnote module[edit]

Hi, I reverted your edit at Module:Hatnote because when I looked at my sandbox (where I keep tables using Module:Sports table), they all displayed an error message that there was and error in Module:Main on line 51 where a function in Hatnote-module is called. Thought you should know the reason for my revert. Qed237 (talk) 23:37, 28 January 2016 (UTC)

No worries, and you were quite right to revert. The problem was that although the findNamespaceId wasn't being used in Module:Hatnote itself any more, it was still being used by Module:Main. Really Module:Main should be updated to not fail so horribly if that function isn't available, but for the moment I've just restored the function to Module:Hatnote. — Mr. Stradivarius ♪ talk ♪ 23:39, 28 January 2016 (UTC)
Okay great, sounds good. And I have no errors at the moment, so it is all good. Have a nice day. Qed237 (talk) 23:47, 28 January 2016 (UTC)

Thank you for supporting my RfA[edit]

Thank-you-word-cloud.jpg Hawkeye7 RfA Appreciation award
Thank you for participating in and supporting my RfA. It was very much appreciated. Hawkeye7 (talk) 20:39, 1 February 2016 (UTC)

Tech News: 2016-05[edit]

22:02, 1 February 2016 (UTC)

Please comment on Wikipedia talk:Template messages/User talk namespace[edit]

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COI edit request[edit]

Hi there

I made a COI edit request on on 4 January 2016. Looking at the page history you made changes to that page some time ago. Are you able to review my edit request? Sorry if this isn't the right process, new contributor!

Ktr183 (talk) 02:07, 5 February 2016 (UTC)


You've got mail. — TransporterMan (TALK) 03:24, 6 February 2016 (UTC)

You've got mail[edit]

Self-explanatory. Esquivalience t 02:53, 7 February 2016 (UTC)

Tech News: 2016-06[edit]

18:58, 8 February 2016 (UTC)

The Signpost: 03 February 2016[edit]


Hi, can you please make the old location wikilink in Template:Uw-draftmoved not redirect? It's annoying to have both links go to the same page and it kinda defeats the purpose. Anarchyte (work | talk) 08:44, 10 February 2016 (UTC)

@Anarchyte: Hopefully this should do the trick. Let me know if that's not what you were looking for. Best — Mr. Stradivarius ♪ talk ♪ 09:26, 10 February 2016 (UTC)
Thanks, that was exactly it! Anarchyte (work | talk) 09:29, 10 February 2016 (UTC)

Kayla Mueller[edit]

Most IP edits have been reverted. Extend PC? --George Ho (talk) 10:23, 10 February 2016 (UTC)