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she is an spaztik — Preceding unsigned comment added by 62.253.114.177 (talk) 12:44, 27 July 2014 (UTC)

GAN December 2013 Backlog Drive[edit]

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Hello! Just a friendly reminder that the GAN Backlog Drive has begun and will end on December 31, 2013!

If you know anyone outside of the WikiProject that may be interested, feel free to invite them to the drive!

If you have any questions or want to comment about something regarding the drive, post them here--EdwardsBot (talk) 00:03, 3 December 2013 (UTC)

March 2014 GAN Backlog Drive[edit]

It's that time again! Starting on March 1, there will be another GAN Backlog Drive! There will be several changes compared to previous drives:

  • This drive will introduce a new component to it; a point system. In a nutshell, older nominations are worth more points than newer nominations. The top 3 participants who have the points will be awarded the Golden, Silver, or Bronze Wikipedia Puzzle Piece Trophy, respectively.
  • Unlike the December 2013 Backlog Drive, earning an additional barnstar if you reached your goal has been removed.
  • The allowance to have insufficient reviews has been lowered to 2 before being disqualified.
  • An exception to the rule that all reviews must be completed before the deadline has been created.

Also, something that I thought I would share with all of you is that we raised $20.88 (USD) for the WMF in the December 2013 drive. It may not sound like a lot but considering that that was raised just because we reviewed articles, I would say that's pretty good! With that success, pledges can be made for the upcoming drive if you wish.

More info regarding the drive and full descriptions regarding the changes to this drive can be found on the the drive page. If you have any questions, feel free to leave a message on the drive talk page.

I look forward to your participation and hope that because of it, some day the backlog will be gone!

--Dom497

--MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 00:58, 22 February 2014 (UTC)

GAN March 2014 Backlog Drive[edit]

The March 2014 GAN Backlog Drive has begun and will end on April 1, 2014! Sent by Dom497 on behalf of MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 21:01, 1 March 2014 (UTC)

Request for comment[edit]

Hello there, a proposal regarding pre-adminship review has been raised at Village pump by Anna Frodesiak. Your comments here is very much appreciated. Many thanks. Jim Carter through MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 06:46, 28 May 2014 (UTC)

WikiProject Good articles Future GAN Backlog Drive[edit]

Hello everyone! Hope you've all been having a great summer!

TheQ Editor recently proposed the idea of having another Backlog Drive in either September/October or November/December of this year. For those of you who have participated in the past two drives you know I was the one who organized them, however, come September, this will be my most important year in school so I will not be able to coordinate this drive (if it happens). TheQ Editor has volunteered to be a coordinator for the drive. If any of you would like to co-coordinator, please notify TheQ Editor on his talk page.

If you would be interested in participating in a Backlog Drive sometime before the end of this year, please notify TheQ Editor. Also, make sure to specify what month(s) work best for you.

At the time this message was sent out, the backlog was at 520 nominations. Since May, the backlog has been steadily increasing and we are currently near an all time high. Even though the backlog will not disappear over one drive, this drive can lead to several others which will (hopefully) lead to the day where there is no longer a backlog.

As always, the more participants, the better, and everyone is encouraged to participate!

Sent by Dom497--MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 15:52, 16 August 2014 (UTC)

GA Cup[edit]

Hello everyone! We hope you have all been having a great summer!

As we all know, the recent GAN Backlog Drives have not had any big impact on the backlog. Because of that, me (Dom497), Figureskatingfan, and TheQ Editor have worked on an idea that could possibly finally put a dent into the massive backlog. Now, I will admit, the idea isn't entirely ours as we have took the general idea of the WikiCup and brought it over to WikiProject Good Articles. But anyways, here's what we have in mind:

For all of you that do not know what the WikiCup is, it is an annual competition between several editors to see who can get the most Good Articles, Featured Article's, Did You Know's, etc. Based of this, we propose to you the GA Cup. This competition will only focus on reviewing Good articles.

For more info on the proposal, click here. As a FYI, the proposal page is not what the final product will look like (if you do go ahead with this idea). It will look very similar to WikiCup's page(s).

The discussion for the proposal will take place here. Please let us know if you are interested, have any concerns, things to consider, etc.

--Dom497, Figureskatingfan, and TheQ Editor

MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 01:29, 31 August 2014 (UTC)

WikiProject Good Articles - GA Cup[edit]

WikiProject Good Articles's 2014-15 GA Cup
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WikiProject Good articles is holding a new competition, the GA Cup, from October 1, 2014 - March 28, 2015. The Cup will be based on reviewing Good article nominations; for each review, points will be awarded with bonuses for older nominations, longer articles and comprehensive reviews. All participants will start off in one group and the highest scoring participants will go through to the second round. At the moment six rounds are planned, but this may change based on participant numbers.

Some of you may ask: what is the purpose for a competition of this type? Currently, there is a backlog of about 500 unreviewed Good article nominations, almost an all time high. It is our hope that we can decrease the backlog in a fun way, through friendly competition.

Everyone is welcome to join; new and old editors! Sign-ups will be open until October 15, 2014 so sign-up now!

If you have any questions, take a look at the FAQ page and/or contact one of the four judges.

Cheers from NickGibson3900, Dom497, TheQ Editor and Figureskatingfan.

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Message from Nij4829[edit]

I am not wishing to tread on anyone's toes or cause any friction, but I created a page earlier which was removed by because the admin thinks I was promoting or advertising and received a warning that I could get banned.

This was my first creation, and was in no way meant as a promotion or advertising, it was simply a page for a grassroots motor sport that I appreciate. I can on reflection see his issues with it, but they were a honest mistake. I would like the chance to rectify this if at all possible.

Sorry for any issues caused — Preceding unsigned comment added by Nij4829 (talkcontribs) 18:10, 11 February 2015 (UTC)

If this in regard to the Modstox page, no worries. NJA (t/c) 09:26, 12 February 2015 (UTC)

Alan Roger Currie vs. Alan Roger Currie (American author)[edit]

Hi, I noticed that you were an admin involved in a deletion decision for the article Alan Roger Currie several years ago. Well, the article is back, this time as Alan Roger Currie (American author). I have gone over the references, and they appear legit to me, but I don't understand why the article was not recreated under Alan Roger Currie unless the page creator is trying to avoid another deletion discussion (which, if the refs are legit, shouldn't matter, no?). I attempted to contact the admin who closed the most recent (second) deletion discussion for Alan Roger Currie, but it looks like he vanished from Wikipedia five years ago and hasn't been seen since. Anyhow, something about this seems a bit fishy to me, and I wanted to ask someone with more authority than me to consider looking into it. Would you be willing to check it out? Thanks! KDS4444Talk 22:02, 19 March 2015 (UTC)

Thanks for letting me know, I've had a look and agree it should be Alan Roger Currie vs the page likely created to avoid deletion so I moved it. Couldn't justify deletion upon reading it but I did tag it for a few issues I found. Cheers. NJA (t/c) 08:46, 23 March 2015 (UTC)
Thank you for the change from Alan Roger Currie (American author) to simply Alan Roger Currie Chicago Smooth (talk) 14:19, 23 March 2015 (UTC)

Invitation to subscribe to the edit filter mailing list[edit]

Hi, as a user in the edit filter manager user group we wanted to let you know about the new wikipedia-en-editfilters mailing list. As part of our recent efforts to improve the use of edit filters on the English Wikipedia it has been established as a venue for internal discussion by edit filter managers regarding private filters (those only viewable by administrators and edit filter managers) and also as a means by which non-admins can ask questions about hidden filters that wouldn't be appropriate to discuss on-wiki. As an edit filter manager we encourage you to subscribe; the more users we have in the mailing list the more useful it will be to the community. If you subscribe we will send a short email to you through Wikipedia to confirm your subscription, but let us know if you'd prefer another method of verification. I'd also like to take the opportunity to invite you to contribute to the proposed guideline for edit filter use at WP:Edit filter/Draft and the associated talk page. Thank you! Sam Walton (talk) and MusikAnimal talk 18:22, 9 September 2015 (UTC)

Thanks I shall take a look :) NJA (t/c) 06:33, 10 September 2015 (UTC)

Category:Wikipedians who are indefinitely blocked for a violation of the username policy[edit]

Category:Wikipedians who are indefinitely blocked for a violation of the username policy, which you created, has been nominated for possible deletion, merging, or renaming. If you would like to participate in the discussion, you are invited to add your comments at the category's entry on the Categories for discussion page. Thank you. עוד מישהו Od Mishehu 05:02, 30 October 2015 (UTC)

ArbCom elections are now open![edit]

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Requesting rollback[edit]

The user Helmoony is mass-removing "Tunisian arabic" in articles that was in place since several months. after the debate in Tunisia portal in september, an admin finally decided to grant the mention of Tunisian arabic for the names of people and places. Things were so settled since then, but the user Helmoony is recently removing all the mentions, could you please do something about it ? Thank you.Zangouang (talk) 16:22, 5 January 2016 (UTC)

I see you messaged many admins, some of whom correctly noted to report to WP:ANI including links to articles and proper diffs. However, as you mentioned a request for rollback, I checked your account which is relatively new and fails in-between sock blocks for accounts used for a master User: Exacrion (though the last name being User:Tounsimentounes blocked 4 Jan 2016 for sock puppetry). After a look through that names' contribs and style, and others related to Exacrion, I believe more than reasonably your account is a sock puppet for the aforementioned reasons. Should an unblock request be lodged and or a checkuser be requested and either finding differ from mine I am happy for another admin to unblock. NJA (t/c) 07:49, 6 January 2016 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Sockpuppet investigations/Jimarey[edit]

Five or six years later, Jimarey is return as an IP 82.53.179.230 to focus on Chris Brown and others. 123.136.111.95 (talk) 08:20, 6 January 2016 (UTC)

Thank you for your post. I've blocked the IP for disruptive editing, but that's for 31 hours. I cannot do a investigation at this time, therefore if you believe it to be a true sock then report at WP:SPI for action. NJA (t/c) 08:21, 6 January 2016 (UTC)

Autopatrol[edit]

Thank you approving my request.Olaniyan Olushola (talk) 09:28, 4 February 2016 (UTC)

Yemeni module[edit]

It is too false. The problem is in the module not in template. Kiluminati could be a Wikipedia:Single-purpose account. The account appeared in December and he speaks of vandalism. It removes sources such as Masdar speaking advances loyalists and source map with Al Masira , official media Houthi . This is unacceptable. I gave a source. --Panam2014 (talk) 18:29, 4 February 2016 (UTC)

Source or not you don't 3RR. Stick with what I suggested, i.e. discuss or seek third party assistance as edit warrin is more trouble than it's worth. NJA (t/c) 23:12, 4 February 2016 (UTC)
Hi

Could you treat the request here ? Regards. --Panam2014 (talk) 20:42, 28 March 2016 (UTC)

For more, you could see Wikipedia:Administrators' noticeboard/Edit warring#User:Panam2014 reported by User:K!lluminati (Result: Restriction in lieu of block) and Wikipedia:Administrators' noticeboard/Edit warring#User:Panam2014 reported by User:K!lluminati (Result: Restriction in lieu of block) and Wikipedia:Neutral point of view/Noticeboard#Pov pushing of Kiluminati in Module:Yemeni Civil War detailed map. The problem is very serious. --Panam2014 (talk) 20:58, 28 March 2016 (UTC)
I am away on holiday update the report at the 3RR board and another admin can review. If you believe there’s sockpupptery involved, also make a report at that board and cite your evidence for a review. Best wishes. NJA (t/c) 06:55, 29 March 2016 (UTC)
First, have a good holiday.Second Kiluminati doesn't respect the 3RR. For that, he should be Warned. Could you re open the request or permit me to re open a new. The Kiluminati's 3RR : [1], [2], [3]. The edit introduced by Kiluminati : [4], [5]. The map before the edit : [6]. Clearly, he has violated 3RR. After your come back, could you warn ou block him. Vous know the problem so I think you could resolve the problem. And the problem is serous. Regards. Panam2014 (talk) 10:51, 29 March 2016 (UTC)

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Note that any non-free images not used in any articles will be deleted after seven days, as described in the criteria for speedy deletion. Thank you. Stefan2 (talk) 12:23, 28 April 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:

  • Extended confirmed protection may only be used in cases where semi-protection has proven ineffective. It should not be used as a first resort.
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Please review the protection policy carefully before using this new level of protection on pages. Thank you.
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A kitten for you![edit]

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For all your countless hours online! 107.77.230.98 (talk) 20:23, 18 October 2016 (UTC)

thanks for the pic of cat sex! NJA (t/c) 08:49, 20 October 2016 (UTC)

Nomination[edit]

This turkey nominated me for adminship as well. Jim1138 (talk) 08:42, 21 October 2016 (UTC)
Queue the movie scene of the actress (let's add an American southern accent too as I'm already flipping sexes) being all like "oh my, I didn't even know I was up for consideration". I unsure whether to consider this vandalism or not - whatcha' think? Strange I've been low key lately admin wise. Always a pleasure though. And no whomever you are with the flattering cat sex pics and nominations I won't date you or accidentally post with my IP to let you hack away. NJA (t/c) 08:59, 21 October 2016 (UTC)
Well, I could re-nominate you! Jim1138 (talk) 09:35, 21 October 2016 (UTC)
thanks for that, but I respectfully decline at this stage. Thank you 😊 NJA (t/c) 10:15, 21 October 2016 (UTC)

Ancient Aliens talk.[edit]

You wrote to me yesterday ;

FYI I removed your addition from a while back citing an episode 16 “The Alien Hunters” for season 11. Neither the link you provided to History Channel’s site, nor anywhere on the internet I could find gives a result for such an episode. Cheers. NJA (t/c) 11:34, 3 November 2016 (UTC).

Actually, it's very weird whats going on with that particularly episode. By the way, History Channel's website isn't the best source in my mind for lot of reasons. If you are a meticulous person you surely saw the lot of errors actually on their website like Season-51 and their logo missing in half and so on for only saying a few of. It needs to be resolved (case) and per say, that episode The Alien Hunters is playing a lot here in Canada via Corus Services Providers (Bell) and that episode have the new opening theme (2016 season) and the air date is 2016. I recently wrote (last week) to Giorgio A. Tsoukalos about that but no responses yet. If you can help further with this case, please go ahead. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Phylyp (talkcontribs) 15:05, 3 November 2016 (UTC)
I believe this is possible, however, and as stated initially on your talk page: I cannot find this episode anywhere. I’ve even tried Corus’s website per your suggestion, AA’s facebook and nothing at all. I even checked Jason Colavito’s site (he does debunk articles on each AA episode). Nowhere can I find a legitimate reference to an episode 16 to season 11 entitled “The Alien Hunters”. If you can find an legitimate source e.g. from a TV network; the show itself (social media, etc), a recap from a reputable site) then add it, though perhaps with the caveat of what appears to be a very limited release. NJA (t/c) 07:12, 4 November 2016 (UTC)

Two-Factor Authentication now available for admins[edit]

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Please note that TOTP based two-factor authentication is now available for all administrators. In light of the recent compromised accounts, you are encouraged to add this additional layer of security to your account. It may be enabled on your preferences page in the "User profile" tab under the "Basic information" section. For basic instructions on how to enable two-factor authentication, please see the developing help page for additional information. Important: Be sure to record the two-factor authentication key and the single use keys. If you lose your two factor authentication and do not have the keys, it's possible that your account will not be recoverable. Furthermore, you are encouraged to utilize a unique password and two-factor authentication for the email account associated with your Wikimedia account. This measure will assist in safeguarding your account from malicious password resets. Comments, questions, and concerns may be directed to the thread on the administrators' noticeboard. MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 20:33, 12 November 2016 (UTC)

A new user right for New Page Patrollers[edit]

Hi NJA.

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]

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  • New response for your last reply of the November 4th 2016. *

Topic : Ancient Aliens episodes (Listing amendments)

First, sorry for that delay and secondly thanks for your last one.

I finally resolved (in a way) that mystery episode named « The Alien Hunters ». It was a particularly episode specially formulated for the first « Alien Con » event. (https://twitter.com/TheAlienCon) According to my recent understandings and readings, that special episode was television broadcast only for a short period of time via H2 & History, last autumn. I'd never saw it after that period nor more on the web. So, i assume it cannot be added somehow as a regular episode.

I think that is it for the moment.

Phylyp — Preceding unsigned comment added by Phylyp (talkcontribs) 14:20, 17 January 2017 (UTC)

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Request to change Toys R Us article back to standard semiprotection[edit]

It has been a while, but I have noticed that you put the article Toys "R" Us on 30/500 protection. I do not think the article is controversial or frequently vandalized enough that it should be protected that strongly. It is not like Donald Trump or Israel, which are both 30/500 protected and both highly controversial.

Your reasoning was that IPs and registered editors were repeatedly vandalizing the article. However, looking at the history [7], the only vandalism in the ~30 edits before the change to 30/500 was from non-autoconfirmed editors (some were registered with fewer than 10 edits).

HotdogPi 22:59, 5 March 2017 (UTC)

What’s the rationale for change as the logs show reduced vandalism, which was frequent enough and fits the parameters for extended confirmed protection? Lastly, the definition you provided for ECP “30/500”, to me, is narrow versus its wider purpose, which, from WP:N “is to combat any form of disruption where semi-protection has proven to be ineffective". My view is the logs show just that, though not as severe as the two controversial examples you gave, but nonetheless not invalidating that use of ECP on less controversial pages such as this, wherein they suffer vandalism mainly from new editors and where other forms of protection weren’t as effective. If however there’s a good rationale I am open to changing the protection, but I will admit I am struggling as its proven effective to date. NJA (t/c) 07:19, 6 March 2017 (UTC)

Bots Newsletter, April 2017[edit]

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OTRS ticket[edit]

Hi, NJA, I am an OTRS agent with a ticket (OTRS ticket # 2017082010008702 on which I have been asked to give some assistance. The ticket is with regard to the article on Gal Rasche which was speedily deleted under A7 back in February of 2010. There is an article on her in the German Wikipedia as well as the [Spanish, French, Bulgarian, and Hungarian Wikipedias as well. I have never seen the version which got speedily deleted, but I am getting the sense that she is likely notable. Do you have OTRS access? Please let me know if there are any questions I can answer for you. Thanks! (Note that I have no conflict of interest with regard to this matter— I am just doing an old Russian woman whom I have never heard of a favor as an OTRS volunteer, so please consider my request in that light, yes?) KDS4444 (talk) [‘Note:' This user has admitted participating in paid editing,— trust but verify.] 03:00, 28 August 2017 (UTC)

I don’t have access to see the ticket, but I’d say if the question is whether the article could be restored I would be happy to do so on the basis WP:N appears met. NJA (t/c) 06:37, 28 August 2017 (UTC)
That would be excellent! Thank you! KDS4444 (talk) [‘Note:' This user has admitted participating in paid editing,— trust but verify.] 12:29, 28 August 2017 (UTC)
Added to your namespace to allow any work needed done before restoring to Wikipedia, e.g. to address any notability concerns. NJA (t/c) 06:03, 29 August 2017 (UTC)

Proposed deletion of Gal Rasche[edit]

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Nomination of Gal Rasche for deletion[edit]

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Bots Newsletter, March 2018[edit]

Bots Newsletter, March 2018
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Greetings!

Here is the 5th issue of the Bots Newsletter (formerly the BAG Newletter). You can subscribe/unsubscribe from future newsletters by adding/removing your name from this list.

Highlights for this newsletter include:

ARBCOM
BAG
BRFAs

We currently have 6 open bot requests at Wikipedia:Bots/Requests for approval, and could use your help processing!

Discussions

While there were no large-scale bot-related discussion in the past few months, you can check WP:BOTN and WT:BOTPOL (and their corresponding archives) for smaller issues that came up.

New things
Upcoming

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