User talk:Purplebackpack89

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This barnstar is awarded to Purplebackpack89, for his dedication to comprimise and his ability to work with other editors to come up with amicable solutions which satisfy everyone.

Purplebackpack89, thank you for your valiant efforts in building this project. Ikip (talk) 07:48, 13 September 2009 (UTC)

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Though I doubt you're going to get anywhere in this debate due to the highly charged nature of the subject matter, your viewpoint on the issue and your line of reasoning shows you are thinker. Keep it up! And don't despair. The service of truth is the hardest service. NickCT (talk) 03:32, 30 September 2010 (UTC)
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Thanks for putting forward the suggestion on ANI that we block, rather than ban, User:LiteralKa. It may or may not pass, but at the end of the day, you did the right thing by suggesting it. The Cavalry (Message me) 21:15, 1 August 2011 (UTC)
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For your battling abusive administrators and their sycophants. They do more destruction to Wikipedia than Joe can ever do and they know it. ...William 16:54, 29 November 2013 (UTC)
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For all your hard work organizing and maintaining Wikipedia:Vital articles. You are an asset to the project; keep up the great work! GabeMc (talk|contribs) 19:16, 30 December 2013 (UTC)
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Thanks for your recent work on multiple merge & redirects re: Yoko Tsuno. Much appreciated. GenQuest "Talk to Me" 13:25, 15 April 2014 (UTC)

We're on Twitter![edit]

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Hello Purplebackpack89!
Follow the Wikimedia LGBT user group on Twitter at @wikilgbt for news, photos, and other topics of interest to LGBT Wikipedans and allies. Use #wikiLGBT to share any Wiki Loves Pride stuff that you would like to share (whether this month or any day of the year) or to alert folks to things that the LGBT Wikipedan community should know. RachelWex (talk)

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New Zealand TW-17.svg Thanks for supporting my run for administrator. I am honored and grateful. ) Cullen328 Let's discuss it 01:44, 24 July 2017 (UTC)

Your userpage was vandalized onfrwiki[edit]


For information. I have of course reverted the vandalism. Litlok (talk) 23:39, 4 August 2017 (UTC)

Thanks for the heads-up. I actually HAD noticed...I have a little friend who's been following me all over the place. pbp 01:06, 5 August 2017 (UTC)


Questions such as this are often prompted by something, so I'll ask the question: have you seen someone removing other editors' comments from someone else's talk page and using DTTR as the reason? -- There'sNoTime (to explain) 14:17, 11 August 2017 (UTC)

Here. It's worth noting the editor who did that has a history with me (to say nothing of well-documented confrontations with almost everybody else on the project), and I believe he did it to try and BAIT me into some sort of BATTLE. pbp 15:28, 11 August 2017 (UTC)


Would you like this semi-protected due to the sockpuppetry that's been occurring there? ~ Rob13Talk 03:33, 12 August 2017 (UTC)

Now that you mention it, I would, actually. Thank you! pbp 03:57, 12 August 2017 (UTC)
 Done Given that this individual is targeting you, I'm happy to semi anything you need semi'd in your userspace, so feel free to ping me if you want anything else protected per your request. ~ Rob13Talk 06:06, 12 August 2017 (UTC)
An FYI: The latest sock waited until he gained auto-confirmed status, then nominated my user page for deletion. He however, failed to ruin my day, as I was too busy ambling through Disneyland for him to. pbp 13:29, 18 August 2017 (UTC)

Case opened[edit]

You were recently listed as a party to or recently offered a statement in a request for arbitration. The Arbitration Committee has accepted that request for arbitration and an arbitration case has been opened at Wikipedia:Arbitration/Requests/Case/Arthur Rubin. Evidence that you wish the arbitrators to consider should be added to the evidence subpage, at Wikipedia:Arbitration/Requests/Case/Arthur Rubin/Evidence. Please add your evidence by 13 September 2017, which is when the evidence phase closes. You can also contribute to the case workshop subpage, Wikipedia:Arbitration/Requests/Case/Arthur Rubin/Workshop. For a guide to the arbitration process, see Wikipedia:Arbitration/Guide to arbitration. For the Arbitration Committee, Mkdw talk 05:31, 30 August 2017 (UTC)


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CrowCaw 16:11, 30 August 2017 (UTC)

K, I've sent you a reply pbp 19:42, 30 August 2017 (UTC)
  • Odd, I got nothing so far... CrowCaw 22:07, 31 August 2017 (UTC)
K, I've tried again. pbp 22:18, 31 August 2017 (UTC)
  • Got it! CrowCaw 22:21, 31 August 2017 (UTC)

WikiCup 2017 September newsletter[edit]

Round 4 of the WikiCup has ended and we move forward into the final round. In round 4, a total of 12 FAs, 3 FLs, 44 GAs, 3 FLs, 79 DYKs, 1 ITN and 42 GARs was achieved, with no FPs or FTs this time. Congratulations to Peacemaker67 on the Royal Yugoslav Navy Good Topic of 36 items, and the 12 featured articles achieved by Cas Liber (5), Vanamonde93 (3), Peacemaker67 (2), Adityavagarwal (1) and 12george1 (1). With a FA scoring 200 points, and bonus points available on top of this, FAs are likely to feature heavily in the final round. Meanwhile Yellow Evan, a typhoon specialist, was contributing 12 DYKs and 10 GAs, while Adityavagarwal and Freikorp topped the GAR list with 8 reviews each. As we enter the final round, we are down to eight contestants, and we would like to thank those of you who have been eliminated for the useful contributions you have made to the Cup and Wikipedia. The lowest score needed to reach round 5 was 305, and I think we can expect a highly competitive final round.

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Please do not add a 3rr template when no such violation has occurred. It is a form of WP:HARRASSMENT. Continued misuse of these templates can lead to a block. Your cooperation in this will be appreciated. MarnetteD|Talk 23:15, 12 September 2017 (UTC)

DrMargi is clearly involved in an edit war. She hasn't broken 3RR yet, but it's clearly headed in that direction. And talk page guidelines would indicate you have no business removing my comment as it's not vandalism and it's not your own page. So, cooperation not forthcoming. pbp 23:19, 12 September 2017 (UTC)
You do not get to add that template until a violation has occurred. At the moment you are the one who is in violation of Wikipedia policy. MarnetteD|Talk 23:23, 12 September 2017 (UTC)
There's no policy that says it's OK to remove warnings you think shouldn't have been there, Marnette. You're far more in the wrong than I. Anyway, I have replaced the 3RR template with an EW one. And if Drmargi keeps up, I WILL report her to the edit-warring noticeboard. pbp 23:25, 12 September 2017 (UTC)
  • @MarnetteD: While it's fine for you to remove warnings from your own page, you're not permitted to remove them from DrMargi's unless you're self-reverting or it's obvious vandalism. If you remove the EW template I placed there, I WILL report you to AN3. pbp 23:32, 12 September 2017 (UTC)
    • And, @MarnetteD:, how can you claim that Drmargi wasn't edit-warring? She's had several opportunities to explain her revert at Talk:Ten Days in the Valley. I see nothing there. That violates BRD. pbp 23:56, 12 September 2017 (UTC)

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Hzh (talk) 10:25, 13 September 2017 (UTC)

  • K, I've done that pbp 13:40, 13 September 2017 (UTC)
  • BTW, @Hzh:, if you need anything, just ping. pbp 14:52, 13 September 2017 (UTC)
Certainly, will do. Many thanks. Hzh (talk) 14:58, 13 September 2017 (UTC)

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Nomination for deletion of Template:Swatch different name[edit]

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WikiCup 2017 November newsletter: Final results[edit]

The final round of the 2017 WikiCup is over. Congratulations to the 2017 WikiCup top three finalists:

In addition to recognizing the achievements of the top finishers and everyone who worked hard to make it to the final round, we also want to recognize those participants who were most productive in each of the WikiCup scoring categories:

  • Featured Article – Cas Liber (actually a two-way tie with themselves for an astonishing five FAs in R2 and R4).
  • Good Article – Adityavagarwal had 14 GAs promoted in R5.
  • Featured List – Canada Bloom6132 (submissions) and Japan 1989 (submissions) both produced 2 FLs in R2
  • Featured Pictures – Cascadia (independence movement) SounderBruce (submissions) improved an image to FP status in R5, the only FP this year.
  • Featured Topic – Denmark MPJ-DK (submissions) has the only FT of the Cup in R3.
  • Good Topic – Four different editors created a GT in R2, R3 and R4.
  • Did You Know – Adityavagarwal had 22 DYKs on the main page in R5.
  • In The News – India MBlaze Lightning (submissions) had 14 ITN on the main page in R2.
  • Good Article Review – India Krishna Chaitanya Velaga (submissions) completed 31 GARs in R1.

Over the course of the 2017 WikiCup the following content was added or improved on Wikipedia: 51 Featured Articles, 292 Good Articles, 18 Featured Lists, 1 Featured Picture, 1 Featured Topics, 4 Good Topics, around 400 Did You Knows, 75 In The News, and 442 Good Article Reviews. Thank you to all the competitors for your hard work and what you have done to improve Wikipedia.

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WikiCup 2018[edit]

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Proposed deletion of List of Crayola colored pencil colors[edit]

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You made political campaign a VA but forgot to close the discussion at WT:VAE. Just a heads up. J947 (contribs · mail) 03:27, 5 January 2018 (UTC)

 Done pbp 14:46, 5 January 2018 (UTC)
Thanks. J947 (contribs · mail) 07:29, 7 January 2018 (UTC)