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Best wishes for 2016 . . .[edit]

OE, may you continue to make Wikipedia a better place in the New Year. Cheers. Dirtlawyer1 (talk) 20:15, 31 December 2015 (UTC)

Always! Thanks! -- œ 07:28, 3 January 2016 (UTC)

Restore protection?[edit]

Hello OlEnglish. Since the protection on your user page expired it has been hit by vandal(s) on a regular basis. Would you like the protection restored? As I am not an admin I can't do it myself but I will be happy to file a WP:RFPP if you would like me to do so. Enjoy the rest of your weekend in spite of this. MarnetteD|Talk 21:37, 2 January 2016 (UTC)

Oops I forgot that you are an admin :-) Several of us are happy to keep reverting this troll so please proceed as you see fit. Cheers. MarnetteD|Talk 22:08, 2 January 2016 (UTC)
Well. I just got back from vacation so I missed all the hub-bub here. Hm, what an odd fellow, seemed intent on turning me into a female for some reason? Anyways, thank you very much for the reverts and protections. -- œ 07:30, 3 January 2016 (UTC)

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

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Nomination[edit]

Hey,

I saw that you would be willing to nominate users to become an administrator. I'm fairly new to wikipedia, but have really been enjoying working on counter-vandalism. If you could nominate me, I'd really appreciate it.

Schuddeboomw (talk) 16:17, 31 January 2016 (UTC)

Hello there! Welcome to Wikipedia. Being fairly new to Wikipedia usually means you would not pass an WP:RfA. It is still too early. But keep working on that counter-vandalism and I do hope you'll stick around and help us to improve the project. -- œ 17:24, 31 January 2016 (UTC)

Thank you for supporting my RfA[edit]

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Thank you for participating in and supporting my RfA. It was very much appreciated. Hawkeye7 (talk) 21:06, 1 February 2016 (UTC)
You're very welcome Hawkeye7. I just wanted express my deep disappointment that you did not succeed. I really do hope you will try again in the future. Keep editing!! -- œ 04:18, 3 February 2016 (UTC)

Thank you for supporting my RfA[edit]

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Thank you for participating at my RfA. Your support was very much appreciated even if I did get a bit scorched. Brianhe (talk) 02:51, 6 February 2016 (UTC)
Man! I can't believe yours did not succeed either. I am getting really jaded with RfA :( -- œ 02:55, 6 February 2016 (UTC)

Thanks for your support[edit]

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Thank you for participating and supporting at my RfA. It was very much appreciated, and I am humbled that the community saw fit to trust me with the tools. Peacemaker67 (click to talk to me) 03:16, 6 February 2016 (UTC)
Yes!!! Congrats!! :D -- œ 03:53, 6 February 2016 (UTC)

Please delete Patriot Rail Corporation page[edit]

I work for Patriot Rail Company (previously Patriot Rail CORPORATION). Patriot Rail Corporation no longer exists. It was bought by SteelRiver in 2012. This page is causing a LOT of confusion with our customers as it is not up to date.

If I cannot update it, please delete it. Thanks for your help!

Maureen — Preceding unsigned comment added by Mdonn22 (talkcontribs) 21:47, 8 February 2016 (UTC)

Hello Maureen. You CAN update it. But the way you were going about it was against our Neutral point of view policy, in which articles must be balanced and written in a non-promotional manner. You can also nominate the article for deletion if you'd like, using the Articles for deletion or proposed deletion process. -- œ 21:54, 8 February 2016 (UTC)
Maureen, I've decided to compromise and restore your rewrite but I've removed the overtly promotional bits. The category must be renamed under a separate process. -- œ 22:10, 8 February 2016 (UTC)

Deleting my article[edit]

Hello, i am unaware why you deleted my recent article of African American Mayors Association

OurMayors (talk) 22:02, 8 February 2016 (UTC)

I've added a note on your talk page regarding adding promotional content to Wikipedia. This is the same reason this article has been deleted in the past, as well as it being a likely copyright violation. Please read the messages on your talk page. -- œ 22:09, 8 February 2016 (UTC)
The article, African American Mayors Association, exists again. I did some work to clean up some of the promotion that oozed from it and did some other fixes, but it's still unsourced and probably suffers from the same other problems as before.Godsy(TALKCONT) 15:00, 21 March 2016 (UTC)
Thank you for that. -- œ 22:11, 21 March 2016 (UTC)

Deletion of my page: Pranjal Singh[edit]

Hello Sir, Allow me to introduce you sir, I am Shashank and here I am willing to write something about Mr. Pranjal Singh as he is my Inspiration and role model too. I am new to wikipedia, and i can't understand how to write article under all the terms and conditions of wikipedia. I tried it for two times but i couldn't manage to make it well. In my last attempt the page was deleted by use for Multiple reasons: speedy deletion criteria A7, G11 (TW). Sir, I will be highly obelised if you can help me to building his page. I will be really thankful of yours. Singhpranjal00 (talk) 12:19, 10 February 2016 (UTC)

Disambiguation link notification for February 9[edit]

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Heyo[edit]

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Yash! 19:52, 22 February 2016 (UTC)
  • Another. Yash! 19:02, 4 March 2016 (UTC)
    • Just a note. Yash! 10:08, 10 March 2016 (UTC)

Please comment on Wikipedia talk:Reference desk[edit]

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Untitled[edit]

I've just been editing a page you have spent a lot of time on (and I will add done a good job). I understand there is a way of doing this, however I'm fairly new to this. It would have been nice to have been told about references rather than have everything deleted. I had to gather the information up several times before I realised what I needed to do. I read "Please do not bite the newcomers" and I'm not sure this was adhered to. You could have made it much easier for me to include references had you sent me a message rather than delete what I had posted.Spot1026 (talk) 07:54, 23 February 2016 (UTC)

To Spot1026: <smiles> You sure you got the right guy? Pinging User @Trut-h-urts man: -- œ 08:13, 23 February 2016 (UTC)

Sorry OlEnglish, I'm not sure how this message got to you. Spot1026 (talk) 10:15, 23 February 2016 (UTC)

No problem. My sig has been known to erringly lead new users here in the past, to my amusement. ;) -- œ 11:03, 23 February 2016 (UTC)
Sorry OlEnglish, I will remove the link to your talk page from my talk page to avoid this in the future. Thanks for the ping. Trut-h-urts man (TC) 21:14, 23 February 2016 (UTC)

Overflow of your Dashboard page[edit]

Dear User:OlEnglish. Your User:OlEnglish/Dashboard page is on overflow, and appears at Category:Pages where template include size is exceeded (see the corresponding talk page). As a result, some parts of your page are not correctly displayed. Perhaps, you should consider splitting this page. Since template {{Admin dashboard}} seems to be the culprit, this is a good candidate to be moved to another page. Best regards. Pldx1 (talk) 15:24, 13 March 2016 (UTC)

Fixed Thanks -- œ 08:18, 15 March 2016 (UTC)
Hi. I am here again. Template {{Admin dashboard}} creates temporarily overflows, that sometimes cure by themselves, but come back when the pages are near the limit. To solve this kind of problems, there is now a more efficient version of the template, that provides the same functionality while being less resources consuming (and also remains inside it's box when minimized). Perhaps you will transclude {{Admin dashboard/light}} instead of {{Admin dashboard}}. Best regards. Pldx1 (talk) 13:56, 19 March 2016 (UTC)
Yes check.svg Done -- œ 22:34, 20 March 2016 (UTC)

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

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Please comment on Help talk:Citation Style 1[edit]

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Happy 😊 Birthday 🎂![edit]

Gainsay listed at Redirects for discussion[edit]

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TROUT[edit]

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You've been whacked with a wet trout.

Don't take this too seriously. Someone just wants to let you know you did something silly.


Dude why did you edit your to do list in 3 separate edits consecutively. (I really just wanted to trout slap someone)

Will2022 (talk 15:15, 19 May 2016 (UTC)

Oh it's not much of an actual to-do list anymore as it's evolved into just a dumping ground of random crap I happen to find interesting. I probably should delete it in fact. -- œ 11:59, 21 May 2016 (UTC)

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Please comment on Wikipedia talk:Featured picture candidates[edit]

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Reviews[edit]

A while back you reviewed some content I proposed for the NuScale Power article with a conflict of interest on the Talk page. I wanted to see if you could review a few other edits I've requested/proposed on articles where I also have a COI[2][3][4][5] if you feel like chipping in. CorporateM (Talk) 16:25, 11 July 2016 (UTC)

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Please comment on Wikipedia talk:Moderators/Straw poll[edit]

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RfA Consideration[edit]

Greetings! I saw your name on the RfA consideration list, and I'm wondering if you might look me over and consider putting my name up on the board? I feel I've learned a lot during my time here on Wikipedia and am ready for more responsibilities. Thanks! RegistryKey(RegEdit) 12:46, 5 August 2016 (UTC)

Hi RegistryKey! I would be happy to consider you for RfA nomination. I am a little busy with work today but give me until the weekend for your evaluation and I will let you know when I am ready. Thanks! -- œ 13:49, 5 August 2016 (UTC)

Thank you[edit]

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

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Review/assessment for Downtown Eastside article[edit]

Hi OlEnglish,

I'm reaching out to still-active editors who have contributed to the Downtown Eastside article, and you're one of the very few people on that list. I'd like to get this article through to Featured Article status, and would like to get input from other editors. There has been very little discussion on this article since I started working on it. I've requested assessment for A-class status at Wikproject Vancouver and Wikiproject Canada. Any feedback, thoughts, or advice you might have would be very welcome. Cheers, Clayoquot (talk | contribs) 05:40, 27 August 2016 (UTC)

I think you've done, and continue to do, an amazing job with that article Clayoquot. I wish I had the time to dive in myself and help. Please keep up all your great work. -- œ 05:40, 29 August 2016 (UTC)
Thank you :) Clayoquot (talk | contribs) 05:33, 2 September 2016 (UTC)

Help With Notability[edit]

Hi,

I, along with a few other users, finished writing an article a few weeks ago on Plum Grove Junior High School. Upon completion of the article, we were sent a message by a Wikipedian who thinks that our draft will likely not meet the notability standards because it is a junior high. We have been trying to improve our article to better fulfill notability requirements, but lack the expertise to determine what is needed to make our article notable. If you have time, we appreciate if you could take a look at it and let us know what improvements should be made. I am not sure if you typically help people with notability issues, but I saw that you had offered assistance with general issues on a Wikipedia help page.

The link to the draft is https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Draft:Plum_Grove_Junior_High_School

Please send me a message on my talk page or email me if this is at all possible.

Thank you, Nayakm (talk) 23:06, 30 August 2016 (UTC)

Extended confirmed protection[edit]

Padlock-blue.svg Hello, OlEnglish. This message is intended to notify administrators of important changes to the protection policy.

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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It's been seven years, today.[edit]

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Wishing OlEnglish a very happy adminship anniversary on behalf of the Wikipedia Birthday Committee! Chris Troutman (talk) 02:24, 25 September 2016 (UTC)
Wow. They flew by. Thank you very much. -- œ 06:25, 25 September 2016 (UTC)

Please comment on Wikipedia talk:Templates for discussion[edit]

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Please comment on Wikipedia:Deferred changes/Request for comment 2016[edit]

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Dealing with harassment[edit]

I feel I am being harassed or "hounded" by a user on wikipedia and I do not know how to deal with it, I've read up on it and I found a list in which you are listed to make "difficult blocks". What exactly do I need to do to report this behavior and have someone look into it? Thanks for the help! LuckyLag360 (talk) 03:30, 5 November 2016 (UTC)

Two-Factor Authentication now available for admins[edit]

Hello,

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) 20:34, 12 November 2016 (UTC)

New deal for page patrollers[edit]

Hi OlEnglish,

In order to better control the quality of new pages, keep out the spam, and welcome the genuine newbies, the current system we introduced in 2011 is being updated and improved. The documentation and tutorials have also been revised and given a facelift. Most importantly a new user group New Page Reviewer has been created.

Under the new rule, you may find that you are temporarily unable to mark new pages as reviewed. However, this is nothing to worry about - most current experienced patrollers are being accorded the the new right without the need to apply, and if you have significant previous experience of patrolling new pages, we strongly encourage you to apply for the new right as soon as possible - we need all the help we can get, and we are now providing a dynamic, supportive environment for your work.

Find out more about this exiting new user right now at New Page Reviewers and be sure to read the new tutorial before applying. MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 04:29, 13 November 2016 (UTC)

A new user right for New Page Patrollers[edit]

Hi OlEnglish.

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) 13:48, 15 November 2016 (UTC)

The Challenge Series[edit]

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ArbCom Elections 2016: Voting now open![edit]

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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)

New 10,000 Challenge for Canada[edit]

Hi, Wikipedia:WikiProject Canada/The 10,000 Challenge is up and running based on Wikipedia:The 10,000 Challenge for the UK which has currently produced over 2300 article improvements and creations. If you'd like to see large scale quality improvements happening for Canada like The Africa Destubathon, which has produced over 1600 articles in 5 weeks, sign up on the page. The idea will be an ongoing national editathon/challenge for Canada but fuelled by a contest such as The North America Destubathon to really get articles on every province and subject mass improved. I would like some support from Canadian wikipedians here to get the Challenge off to a start with some articles to make doing a Destubathon worthwhile! Cheers. --MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 01:55, 22 November 2016 (UTC)

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

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DavidWBrooks[edit]

An anonymous editor left a weird message on my talk page about wanting to alter something on my (protected) user page. You deleted the message before I had even noticed it ... which is fine, but my question is: How did you know it was there? The Anon had only left the one message so it's not like you were following him/her/it around wikipedia. Just curious. - DavidWBrooks (talk) 17:18, 6 December 2016 (UTC)

(talk page stalker) @DavidWBrooks: when an {{Edit protected}} or similar template is used to request an edit, it shows up in a maintenance category under Wikipedia edit requests for assessment & action. I guess OE is one of the admins who monitor those areas. Other templates that behave like that include the help-me, speedy-deletion, and block-appeal requests.—Odysseus1479 19:59, 6 December 2016 (UTC)
Yes exactly. I was browsing Category:Wikipedia fully-protected edit requests and saw that it was a spurious request and decided to undo it. -- œ 02:24, 7 December 2016 (UTC)

Season's Greetings[edit]

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These wiki-cards always brighten my day. I enjoy receiving them, thank you Northamerica1000! -- œ 09:19, 20 December 2016 (UTC)

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A trophy for you.[edit]

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Its a lot of work maintaing even just 1 wiki itself. Brynda1231 [Talk Page] [Contribs] 03:26, 8 January 2017 (UTC)

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Administrators' newsletter - February 2017[edit]

News and updates for administrators from the past month (January 2017). This first issue is being sent out to all administrators, if you wish to keep receiving it please subscribe. Your feedback is welcomed.

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Spanish Place... St James'[edit]

Dear OlEnglish,

We have a lot in common, after all this time.......

St James' Church of Spanish Place in London is particularly renown for offering the Traditional Mass....

I am glad that Athanasius of Alexandria Page is of a good rating...

I, too, am not retired....

Sincerely.......

MacOfJesus (talk) 22:03, 26 February 2017 (UTC)

It's good to hear from you Bernard, never retire! ;) -- œ 00:23, 27 February 2017 (UTC)

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Administrators' newsletter – March 2017[edit]

News and updates for administrators from the past month (February 2017).

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  • A recent query shows that only 16% of administrators on the English Wikipedia have enabled two-factor authentication. If you haven't already enabled it please consider doing so.
  • Cookie blocks should be deployed to the English Wikipedia soon. This will extend the current autoblock system by setting a cookie for each block, which will then autoblock the user after they switch accounts under a new IP.
  • A bot will now automatically place a protection template on protected pages when admins forget to do so.

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