User talk:Piolinfax

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Hello. Well. A sysop did a very bad SQL query (only sysops can run queries). The query slowed heavily the servers and eventually made Wikipedia out of order (Spanish, French, etc... I do not know why English was still OK). A develloper stopped the query and now everything is OK again.

I have also added a link to your Spanish talk/user page. It is better to put your questions in user:talk XXX, instead of user:XXX (see link at the bottom of the page for switching between both) since when you put a message on a talk page, the user get a red messsage (yo have a new mail) on whatever page he goes until he see the message. The user:XXX page is usually dedicated to the user : description of his hobbies, bookmark of his best articles, picture of his dog, etc.


Youssefsan 18:55 13 Jul 2003 (UTC)

Change skin here: Special:Preferences -- Notheruser 22:15 18 Jul 2003 (UTC)

You can also access that link from the "Special pages" page, which is linked in the Nostalgia menu bar. --Eloquence

Wikcinario Administrators[edit]

I got a request from you to make Pybalo and Lourdes Administrators on the Spanish Wiktionary. Checking, I see Pybalo is already an Administrator, and whereas Lourdes is not, there is one 'Lourdes Cardinal' Administrator. Is that the same person, or should I still be making Lourdes an Admin? - Andre Engels 12:59, 8 Nov 2004 (UTC)


I thought you might be interested in the Quechua wikibook. Come and lend a hand when youve got some spare time, if you'd like. The bellman 05:37, 2004 Dec 3 (UTC)


Happy New Year! If you are the Piolinfax whom I have just greeted on Wikipedia Maori, many thanks! You could add interwikis to the user page. Robin Patterson 23:02, 2 Jan 2005 (UTC)

Public ip[edit]

I am honestly not sure. Blocks to public proxies usually last no more than 24 hours -- it is unlikely that you will run into one. I suppose you can always switch computers and try again. If you really want to know the answer - I highly suggest you ask someone with more experience than me. The available literature is very poorly written. Frankly, I'm interested in this myself. I will do some research, ask some sysops, and get back to you on this.--Muchosucko 4 July 2005 09:47 (UTC)

Here's what I got from an admin:
My understanding is that you can't edit, because I've heard of people who weren't able to edit under their user names because of an IP block that had accidentally affected them (for instance, if they were using AOL). I can't say for sure, though. Presumably you can still log in. Everyking 4 July 2005 09:58 (UTC) --Muchosucko 4 July 2005 10:01 (UTC)

History lost[edit]

Hi, Angela. In the Wikcionario for some reason I cannot explain a history record of a user's talk page previous to a 14:59 7 jul, 2005 (UTC) has disappeared: this one. Do you know if it can be restored. Thanx! :) - Piolinfax 18:26, 4 August 2005 (UTC)

Have the namespace names changed recently? This could have caused it. If not, I've no idea what's happened, so it should be reported at MediaZilla: and perhaps someone can fix it. Angela. 21:47, August 10, 2005 (UTC)

Category:Wikipedians in Spain[edit]

Hello Piolinfax this message is a invitation to categorize your userpage in the category: Category:Wikipedians in Spain or in the adecuate sub-category and erasing your name from the equivalent list since the lists of users are in process of being transformed into categories. Remember: You can categorize your user page in more than one category. example: your actual location and your origin country.

for more info see: Wikipedia:User categorisation and Category:Wikipedians by location

Saludos. --Mnts 07:12, 1 September 2005 (UTC)

IP block - sorry[edit]

Sorry the IP block affected you. It was from a repeat offender evading other blocks. Only a long block seemed to get the point accross. I did not know it was a shared IP or I woul not have blocked for so long. The way to solve the problem is to implement Wikipedia:Blocking policy proposal, so please go support that. - Taxman Talk 20:09, 23 November 2005 (UTC)

Pic of the Day[edit]

Hi Piolinfax,

Just to let you know that your photo Image:Catedral de Segovia.jpg is due up for Pic of the Day on the 3rd December. As this will be a weekend, it should also appear on the Main Page. If you get a chance, you can check and improve the caption at Wikipedia:Picture of the day/December 3, 2005. -- Solipsist 20:02, 1 December 2005 (UTC)

I need your help[edit]

I have a problem beacose I dont know to writte in english. But I think that you are going to understand my problem.

The Problem

The Serbian govermand propaganda is has putit sam peopel in en:Wikipedia. This peopel must present mosty teritory of Balkan als Serb teritors in History. They have putit the Montenegro and Kosovo als serbian land. That is not a big problem beaose everybody can see that is not history but mitology. The problem is that this peopel (1-2 max) have to many user names. And they know how is working (system in) Wikipedia. This peopel are doing every think only to destroi the image of Kosovo amd they makes a 1000 revrius of the articel Kosovo. I have started for a year hear but I dident knowit how is in wikipedia, I was new. Now I know how many of them are hier in en:Wikipedia, I have watchit all te time. During the last edit war they have a suces to delet the Kosovo-geo-stub with the argument that Kosovo is not regotnaiset countrie. But if you see my page and you understand my broced english you are going to see that Kosovo it is in same level a country how the Serbia and Montenegro it is. Please see :Template:Kosovo-geo-stub this must be putit in the articel abot Kosovo. For more info see User talk:Hipi Zhdripi#Kosovo-geo-stub--Hipi Zhdripi 18:56, 21 April 2006 (UTC)

Remember Me as a Time of Day[edit]

Look into the Air - Time Stops - The Moon Is Down -
Glittering Blackness - Welcome, Ghosts -
It's Natural to Be Afraid - Your Hand in Mine -
Catastrophe and the Cure - First Breath After Coma -
Have You Passed Through This Night?

--birdy (:> )=| 13:18, 10 April 2007 (UTC)

350px|those who tell the truth shall live forever

Kokura's luck[edit]

Hi, Piolinfax. I removed the following sentence that you added to "Kokura" three years ago.

Consequently, the expression “Kokura's luck” became common in Japan for escaping a disaster without being aware of it.

I suppose this might be based on someone's writing you read, but as far as I know, there is no such common expression in Japan. If you want to restore this, please present an original Japanese phrase that can be proven as a common expression by, e.g., indicating number of google hits. --Sushiya 03:48, 30 April 2007 (UTC)

FPC delisting nom[edit]

See Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates/delist/Catedral de Segovia. Could you provide a larger version of that image? - Mgm|(talk) 08:54, 10 May 2007 (UTC)


Hello, Piolinfax. An automated process has found and removed an image or media file tagged as nonfree media, and thus is being used under fair use that was in your userspace. The image (Image:AllofaSudden.jpg) was found at the following location: User talk:Piolinfax. This image or media was attempted to be removed per criterion number 9 of our non-free content policy. The image or media was replaced with Image:NonFreeImageRemoved.svg , so your formatting of your userpage should be fine. Please find a free image or media to replace it with, and or remove the image from your userspace. User:Gnome (Bot)-talk 03:11, 15 May 2007 (UTC)

The guilty, criminal file happened to be "lawful" (at least for a while now) but no bot like Gnome (Bot) automatically mended the mess since the file was restored in, let's see, 22:49, 16 December 2006. Good. All this starts to be like a déjà vu of CommonsDelinker. XD-smiley.png (actually I think it is very sad but my doctor says laughing is good for health) Piolinfax 19:33, 1 July 2007 (UTC)

Image:Those who tell the truth shall die.jpg[edit]

Hello Piolinfax, an automated process has found an image or media file tagged as nonfree media, such as fair use. The image (Image:Those who tell the truth shall die.jpg) was found at the following location: User talk:Piolinfax. This image or media will be removed per statement number 9 of our non-free content policy. The image or media will be replaced with Image:NonFreeImageRemoved.svg , so your formatting of your userpage should be fine. The image that was replaced will not be automatically deleted, but it could be deleted at a later date. Articles using the same image should not be affected by my edits. I ask you to please not re-add the image to your userpage and could consider finding a replacement image licensed under either the Creative Commons or GFDL license or released to the public domain. Thanks for your attention and cooperation. User:Gnome (Bot)-talk 01:21, 18 May 2007 (UTC)

The guilty, criminal file happened to be "lawful" (at least for a while now) but no bot like Gnome (Bot) automatically mended the mess since the file was restored in, let's see... OMG! WHEN was it restored??? Fishy lack of information or just a bug? Anyway. All this begins to be like a déjà vu of CommonsDelinker. XD-smiley.png (actually I think it is very sad but my doctor says laughing is good for health) Piolinfax 19:33, 1 July 2007 (UTC)

Block exemption[edit]

I have granted your account an exemption from IP blocking. This will allow you to edit through full blocks affecting your IP address when you are logged in.

Please read the page Wikipedia:IP block exemption carefully, especially the section on IP block exemption conditions.

Note in particular that you are not permitted to use this newly-granted right to edit Wikipedia via anonymous proxies, or disruptively. If you do, or there is a serious concern of abuse, then the right may be removed by any administrator.

I hope this will enhance your editing, and allow you to edit successfully and without disruption. Thatcher 13:50, 25 October 2008 (UTC)

Thanks, Thatcher. A few days ago I read the message you left for me in my user page here. After thinking about it, I would appreciate that you retire the exemption from my nick: on one hand I do not know anything about anonymous proxies and I prefer to be away of such possibility so that I cannot get to one by mistake. On the other hand (very important to me) I think I now prefer to experience as it is for any others using the same IPs as me, without any special criteria because of my nickname or my history of edits as Piolinfax. Regards --Piolinfax (talk) & (Talk), 19:11, 31 October 2008 (UTC)
I don't understand the philosophical purpose of standing in solidarity with someone who spread obscene images across hundreds of pages, but if you want the exemption lifted, I will do it. The ban only covers certain IP addresses and locations so you will still be able to edit from other locations if you choose. Good luck. Thatcher 21:44, 31 October 2008 (UTC)
Well, it is you who think I am "standing in solidarity with someone who spread obscene images across hundreds of pages". The "all-into-the-same-sack-because-of-one-or-a-few-making-a-lot-of-noise's-insensibility" rationale does not work for me, though, especially when those "all" (even if they are few or just one) are likely to have no mouth nor well advertised media making them individuals in the mass's eyes. For the record: I am writing this from East Ham Library and the IP is today, which seems to have been blocked in block along with some others of the same family since September 2008. Having a look to the history of that IP, it is clear that most of the edits (but certainly not all) are vandalism but it is quite interesting to have a look at their last edits (31st July 2008). Can this block then be called "solidarity with vandals" under your previous comment? No, certainly it cannot (except by perceiving things only the simple way) but it is clear they got what at least one of them wanted in this case. Certainly they got their goals... at least until September 2009.
I think that it would be more useful adding these almost systematically vandalic IPs to a special list (visible only to admins or not) and systematically "rash" them with prompt short blocks whenever vandalism happened... few things are worse for a vandal than being cut in the middle of a fun spree. Unfortunately I am not aware of how feasible or effective such a procedure would be in but it is an idea and certainly worth trying. So far, exemption seems a potentially dangerous option to me —maybe I am wrong, though, because I am not very acquainted with the technical bits involved in the process.
Another factor (if it is philosophical or not is not something I have pondered much about) for my decission is I am currently more and more personally interested in knowing a bit more about the way Wikimedia's perception by the average and casual anonymous user is developing and being one myself provides part of the other bit of the bigger picture that registered users and admins tend to see as a plain abstraction.
Finally, I would have appreciated if you had warned me about the conditions of exemption before applying it to my nick. I am not saying you did wrong by applying it; please note that I can perfectly understand and share your reasons for doing so but in my case, if I had known about the conditions and your intention about the exemption beforehand, probably we both could have saved some time and work. Thanks for revoking the exemption of my nick in I noticed I can still edit here (seemingly only in this page); if this is part of the exemption, you can lift it now too, thanks; as I told you earlier, it will not make a big difference in my edits here and should I eventually change my mind I would directly apply for exemption. So far, if I have something to point out I can always resort to e-mail. Sorry for all the fuss. Regards (and many thanks for the good luck wishes, I certainly could use some good luck :) --Piolinfax (talk)
I can see edits you can't, from registered users who have either vandalized from that library, or who have used that location to create accounts with which they committed vandalism from other locations. The publicly visible contributions do not show registered users. And the conditions template was written to reflect all possible concerns about the block exemption; basically the expectations are that you won't misuse the exemption to vandalize (which is merely sensible); the proxy thing is less of a concern and, really, you can't "accidentally" use an anonymizing open proxy, finding one is a pretty deliberate act. Thatcher 12:18, 2 November 2008 (UTC)

ArbCom elections are now open![edit]

You appear to be eligible to vote in the current Arbitration Committee election. The Arbitration Committee is the panel of editors responsible for conducting the Wikipedia arbitration process. It has the authority to enact binding solutions for disputes between editors, primarily related to serious behavioural issues that the community has been unable to resolve. This includes the ability 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, you are welcome to review the candidates' statements and submit your choices on the voting page. For the Election committee, MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 08:53, 23 November 2015 (UTC)