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Navy Supply Corps School page[edit]

I recently made a major update to the Navy Supply Corps School page and it was reverted. This edit is the product of weeks of work and research that has been edited by my chain of command at the Navy Supply Corps School in Newport, RI. Thank you for your understanding.

(Nscspao (talk) 11:01, 9 June 2017 (UTC))

Please consider reactivation at MedCom[edit]

This is being sent to you because you are listed as an emeritus member of MedCom and an examination of your contribution page suggests that you are still active at en-Wikipedia. MedCom is currently down to three or four active members (there are more than that on the active member list, but some of them have not edited Wikipedia in quite awhile). We have a current case awaiting a mediator which is receiving no response from the request for a mediator sent on the MedCom mailing list a couple of days ago, Wikipedia:Requests for mediation/Expulsion of Cham Albanians. Would you please consider reactivating your membership, taking that case, or both? If you're interested in doing so and are not still on the MedCom mailing list, please just let me know and I'll reactivate you and add you to the list. Best regards, TransporterMan (talk · contribs) 19:43, 5 October 2016 (UTC) (current MedCom chairperson)

File:Ejaculation educational ani short.gif[edit]

Greetings, I've been attending to fully protected files to see which ones may need unprotection/downgrading of protection and came across File:Ejaculation educational ani short.gif; is there a special concern that it is fully protected, or would semi protection suffice? Jo-Jo Eumerus (talk, contributions) 09:53, 8 October 2016 (UTC)

Hi Jo-Jo Eumerus, I've downgraded the protection to semi protect. PhilKnight (talk) 22:13, 8 October 2016 (UTC)


Hi Phil,

Thanks for your response on my talk page. I wondered if you had an email address that's available for offsite contact? Mine should be on-file at OTRS or through the Wikipedia Library. Many thanks again. Cheers! X4n6 (talk) 23:29, 16 October 2016 (UTC)

I'm block[edit]

Hi phil I'm blocked for this? Uploading unfree files after warnings This block (ID #261270) is set to expire: infinite. Thank, Ministerboy (talk) 07:32, 31 October 2016 (UTC)

You aren't blocked. PhilKnight (talk) 02:33, 31 October 2016 (UTC)

Two-Factor Authentication now available for admins[edit]


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)


Hi Phil,

Thank you — Preceding unsigned comment added by Biovazani (talkcontribs) 22:19, 13 November 2016 (UTC)

A new user right for New Page Patrollers[edit]

Hi PhilKnight.

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)

ArbCom Elections 2016: Voting now open![edit]

Scale of justice 2.svg Hello, PhilKnight. 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.

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My account was blocked for using a private network.[edit]

If my account looks fine and as you say I'm probably not blocked, then thank you for the information. It really helps. I'm new to using Wikipedia. Thank you again. Rosrime (talk) 02:49, 10 December 2016 (UTC)

No problem. PhilKnight (talk) 02:51, 10 December 2016 (UTC)

On the DarknessShines block[edit]

Hi, Phil, sorry to get back to you on this so late, but I did want to discuss something regarding the DarknessShines block, and didn't think his own talk page was the best place for the discussion. It was said at that discussion that the one-year AE block had already expired, and this was what I originally believed, also. But on reflection, I'm not sure that's the case. Since he had been socking at least as recently as July, I theorize that the AE block was reset (as blocks are routinely reset due to socking) as of then and thus does not expire until next July. However, I'm not completely sure AE blocks work that way, nor if the committee has ever made a statement on this matter. If you know anything on the idea, please let me know, as I think it'd be good to be sure. Heimstern Läufer (talk) 13:25, 11 December 2016 (UTC)


Did you really mean to block this IP for 3 years? Only 4 edits in the last 4 years... Meters (talk) 23:48, 13 December 2016 (UTC)

Oops, sorry, I see it just came off a 2 year block. Meters (talk) 23:49, 13 December 2016 (UTC)

Checkuser input needed[edit]

Came to you after picking some random entries at Special:Listusers with CU selected. Is there a CU noticeboard? I would have gone there, rather than coming to you (and a few other random CUs) directly, if I could have found anything beyond the clerks' page.

Would you please visit Wikipedia:Templates for discussion/Log/2016 December 8 and offer input in the {{IPsockCheckuser}} section? It was nominated on the grounds of "This exposes Checkuser info to non-Checkusers", which makes sense, but on the other hand it's been around since 2008, so if it's truly a violation, it probably would have been deleted by now. I've voted "keep until we hear from some CUs", so hearing from you would be helpful. Thanks! Nyttend (talk) 13:09, 17 December 2016 (UTC)

Licenses at Commons[edit]

If you think about it, when deleting images that have been migrated to Commons, it would be great if you could compare the licensing, and correct if necessary. From the Commons side unless the checking person is an admin here they cannot compare the upload to the original. An alternative is to note the licence in the deletion comments. Thanks for the consideration. — billinghurst sDrewth 06:05, 20 December 2016 (UTC)

Not to worry, you may have; there was a template-use foul up. — billinghurst sDrewth 06:12, 20 December 2016 (UTC)

Surridge Sports[edit]

Dear Phil - i noticed that you deleted an article - surridge sports. I would like to reinstate this please with the correct spelling of the company Surridge Sport and to give the details of the company its history and the present owners. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Charleslord (talkcontribs) 17:38, 22 December 2016 (UTC)

Hi Charleslord, no article by the name surridge sports has ever existed. Could you check the exact spelling? PhilKnight (talk) 23:12, 22 December 2016 (UTC)
Surridge Sports. You deleted that in 2010. I'm surprised you don't remember.Face-smile.svg --Bbb23 (talk) 00:50, 23 December 2016 (UTC)
 Done. PhilKnight (talk) 23:36, 23 December 2016 (UTC)

National identity editor[edit]

Thanks. Clear coi, this anonumous editor even has an equally anonymous Facebook page pushing the sMe stuff. Doug Weller talk 06:41, 30 January 2017 (UTC)

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Wikipedia:Explaining NFCC listed at Redirects for discussion[edit]


An editor has asked for a discussion to address the redirect Wikipedia:Explaining NFCC. Since you had some involvement with the Wikipedia:Explaining NFCC redirect, you might want to participate in the redirect discussion if you have not already done so. Steel1943 (talk) 22:05, 5 February 2017 (UTC)

UTRS appeal #17689[edit]

Hi, further to UTRS appeal #17689 Are you OK with offering them the 2nd Chance procedure. They seem genuine enough? Just Chilling (talk) 04:50, 6 March 2017 (UTC)

I don't have utrs access, so I don't know which case you are referring to. PhilKnight (talk) 10:10, 6 March 2017 (UTC)
The block log is here. 10 years have passed and they would like a second chance. Just Chilling (talk) 16:36, 6 March 2017 (UTC)
Thanks. Yes, of course, give him a second chance. PhilKnight (talk) 02:50, 7 March 2017 (UTC)
Cool. :-) Just Chilling (talk) 17:08, 7 March 2017 (UTC)

Request to supply information: Sophia, NC[edit]

Sophia, North Carolina[edit]

I am new to the process of editing or posting information on Wikipedia. I would like to furnish information from personal and reliable sources, like " The Randolph Story " published by The Randleman Rotary Club. I also have some information on some of the Churches, and the Sophia School with pictures. Please let me know if this will be of assistance. Thank You; Stephen L. Meredith (talk) 21:45, 12 March 2017 (UTC) Stephen L. Meredith

Sample Pictures:

Sophia School-Early 1900

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Re-initiating INCOTM[edit]

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Wiki Loves Indian defence services[edit]

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Nomination for merging of Template:Find sources[edit]

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A beer for you![edit]

Export hell seidel steiner.png Thank you! Melissa.Birk (talk) 13:35, 8 May 2017 (UTC)


See Europefan (talk · contribs), a long-term sock. Andy Dingley (talk) 23:15, 3 July 2017 (UTC)

Thanks! PhilKnight (talk) 23:28, 3 July 2017 (UTC)

Nomination of Chaudhry Farrukh Altaf for deletion[edit]

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Max thrilla page won't display in search bar[edit]

I can not search for this page idk why it won't pop up I search "max thrilla" and nothing. Anonymous industry writer (talk) 04:28, 15 July 2017 (UTC)

Thank You[edit]

Just dropped by to thank you for accepting my request to change my username. Have a good week! Triple A (talk) 20:24, 26 July 2017 (UTC)

Orphaned non-free image File:AirBourbon.jpg[edit]


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WikiProject Investment[edit]

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Clearing the misunderstanding[edit]


Season's greeting,

One of the user User:संदेश हिवाळे (English spelling of the name:Sandesh Hiwale)'s User account is blocked here on en:wp. It seems he was mainly blocked for 'constantly adding honorifics', not knowing that he is on encyclopaedia, and being new not aware of the policies, in initial enthusiasm he seems to have got involved in reverts to put those honorifics back. His initials edits were mainly through mobile phone and with initial enthusiasm he did not know importance of talk page messages and either over looked or missed.

Besides during his unblock request, even when he was saying 'sorry' by mistake he seems to have tampered a template placed by another user, and that seems to have angered the user. He has approached me and another local admin on Marathi language wikipedia to inform you of misunderstanding.

He has informed us on our talk page at mr wikipedia that he has understood his mistakes and does not want to repeat them.

Our experince with him on Marathi language wikipedia has been that he is very much a well intentioned user. Even at mr-wikipedia initially he took time to come for discussions on talk pages since he used to edit from mobile phone. But subsequently over a period of time, he started interacting with the local community in constructive manner. And so far all of his communications have been polite enough, and undersigned can vouch for the same.

So even before making any further attempt for unblock request we regret the inconvinience caused before. I am sure in future he can be mentored for constructive edits. Probably what we can do is, for few more months let him write his most of proposed edits on respctive talk pages first and only after if there is no objection on article talk page or after discussing with some mentor let him include those edits in the articles.

His en wp talk page is also marked for Wikipedia:Standard offer It seems his last edits were in april month. We would like to know when again it is appropriatae for him to make an unblock request.

Thanks and warm regards

Mahitgar (talk) 09:29, 15 September 2017 (UTC)