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Old names- if you are feeling confused, I was formerly known as User:Neil and User:Proto. Note I sometimes use User:Proto for a little wikignoming from time to time when I don't want to be bothered.

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Proposed deletion of Fortress Re[edit]

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The article Fortress Re has been proposed for deletion because of the following concern:

Subject lacks notability WP:ONEEVENT

While all constructive contributions to Wikipedia are appreciated, content or articles may be deleted for any of several reasons.

You may prevent the proposed deletion by removing the {{proposed deletion/dated}} notice, but please explain why in your edit summary or on the article's talk page.

Please consider improving the article to address the issues raised. Removing {{proposed deletion/dated}} will stop the proposed deletion process, but other deletion processes exist. In particular, the speedy deletion process can result in deletion without discussion, and articles for deletion allows discussion to reach consensus for deletion. Meatsgains (talk) 00:53, 26 June 2016 (UTC)

Cheers. I pimped the article a bit. fish&karate 10:53, 7 July 2016 (UTC)

Rollback tool[edit]

An odd thing happened. I created a talk page topic, this one, [1] and the entire thing vanished with no apparent history. I looked here [2], made a copy, put it back. There was No -1000 kb odd deletion record to be found. An odd edit. I looked in his block log and found you. [3] Was this a roll back tool? If so how? SaintAviator lets talk 07:46, 12 September 2016 (UTC)

Extended confirmed protection[edit]

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Extended confirmed protection (also known as "30/500 protection") is a new level of page protection that only allows edits from accounts at least 30 days old and with 500 edits. The automatically assigned "extended confirmed" user right was created for this purpose. The protection level was created following this community discussion with the primary intention of enforcing various arbitration remedies that prohibited editors under the "30 days/500 edits" threshold to edit certain topic areas.

In July and August 2016, a request for comment established consensus for community use of the new protection level. Administrators are authorized to apply extended confirmed protection to combat any form of disruption (e.g. vandalism, sock puppetry, edit warring, etc.) on any topic, subject to the following conditions:

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Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Vanessa Veracruz[edit]

I believe you should re-examine your close of this AFD. Most of the keep !votes were pro forma, either "per X" or similarly cursory. Ofthe two others, one had no grounding in notability policy or guidelines; the other made the often-rejected claim that a contested/technical pass of the PORNBIO SNG overrode the all but uncontested failure to satisfy GNG standards. The nominator and most of the delete !voters stressed the failure to meet GNG standards, an argument never substantively addressed by the article's proponents. Consensus and practice therefore call for deletion of the article, even though the headcount may have been close. See Wikipedia:Deletion review/Log/2016 September 8#Karla Lane for a very recent discussion on this point, as well as Wikipedia:Deletion review/Log/2014 December 26#Jayden James, as well as such AFDs as Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Kristina Rose, Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Keira Nicole, and Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Nicole Aniston (2nd nomination). The Big Bad Wolfowitz (aka Hullaballoo). Treated like dirt by administrators since 2006. (talk) 18:50, 25 September 2016 (UTC)

I respectfully disagree. You don't have to be right every time, sir. fish&karate 15:12, 5 October 2016 (UTC)

Deletion review for Vanessa Veracruz[edit]

An editor has asked for a deletion review of Vanessa Veracruz. Because you closed the deletion discussion for this page, speedily deleted it, or otherwise were interested in the page, you might want to participate in the deletion review. K.e.coffman (talk) 04:26, 9 October 2016 (UTC)

Edit request for User:Ben[edit]

Hi Fish and karate, I (randomly) came across Ben's user page (which you placed under full protection) and noticed this edit by Rorymacdonald. Could you please revert it (since I can't edit the page myself)? Thank you! CabbagePotato (talk) 19:14, 12 October 2016 (UTC)

Sure thing. Done. fish&karate 12:51, 13 October 2016 (UTC)

Two-Factor Authentication now available for admins[edit]

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A new user right for New Page Patrollers[edit]

Hi Fish and karate.

A new user group, New Page Reviewer, has been created in a move to greatly improve the standard of new page patrolling. The user right can be granted by any admin at PERM. It is highly recommended that admins look beyond the simple numerical threshold and satisfy themselves that the candidates have the required skills of communication and an advanced knowledge of notability and deletion. Admins are automatically included in this user right.

It is anticipated that this user right will significantly reduce the work load of admins who patrol the performance of the patrollers. However,due to the complexity of the rollout, some rights may have been accorded that may later need to be withdrawn, so some help will still be needed to some extent when discovering wrongly applied deletion tags or inappropriate pages that escape the attention of less experienced reviewers, and above all, hasty and bitey tagging for maintenance. User warnings are available here but very often a friendly custom message works best.

If you have any questions about this user right, don't hesitate to join us at WT:NPR. (Sent to all admins).MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 13:47, 15 November 2016 (UTC)

ArbCom Elections 2016: Voting now open![edit]

Scale of justice 2.svg Hello, Fish and karate. Voting in the 2016 Arbitration Committee elections is open from Monday, 00:00, 21 November through Sunday, 23:59, 4 December to all unblocked users who have registered an account before Wednesday, 00:00, 28 October 2016 and have made at least 150 mainspace edits before Sunday, 00:00, 1 November 2016.

The Arbitration Committee is the panel of editors responsible for conducting the Wikipedia arbitration process. It has the authority to impose binding solutions to disputes between editors, primarily for serious conduct disputes the community has been unable to resolve. This includes the authority 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 in the 2016 election, please review the candidates' statements and submit your choices on the voting page. MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 22:08, 21 November 2016 (UTC)

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