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Featured Picture[edit]

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DYK for British Mount Everest Expedition 1924[edit]

Updated DYK query On 8 December, 2008, Did you know? was updated with a fact from the article British Mount Everest Expedition 1924, which you created or substantially expanded. If you know of another interesting fact from a recently created article, then please suggest it on the Did you know? talk page.

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Infobox Berg to Infobox Mountain[edit]

Hi. In principle, converting Infobox Berg to Infobox Mountain makes sense in the long term. However, sometimes information is lost, usually the elevation reference datum which states e.g. whether the height is above Normalnull in Amsterdam or metres above the Adriatic in Trieste. They are slightly different. Before we lose much more info in converting the tables from one to t'other, could Infobox Mountain be modified to cater record and display the height reference system? --Bermicourt (talk) 06:04, 12 April 2010 (UTC)

Wikimedia - open source & hiring[edit]

Hi, RedWolf. I noticed from your edits & userpage that you're a developer. The Wikimedia open source community welcomes you to get developer access so you can contribute code, critique others' commits, and generally get a better sense of how this place works on a technical level.

Also, the Wikimedia Foundation is hiring programmers, in case you know anyone who's looking (especially for Java work on Gerrit or Lucene). Remote work is often feasible.

Best, Sumana Harihareswara, Wikimedia Foundation Engineering Community Manager (talk) 06:09, 16 December 2012 (UTC)

  • Hi. At present I do not have sufficient free time to undertake any sort of developer role on an open source project. As well, since I develop proprietary application code as a profession, I must be careful to avoid contamination to/from open source code which can lead to licensing issues for my employer. That however does not automatically prevent me from working on open source endeavors. In any case, I don't rule out any future developer role participation on Wikimedia projects and will keep the opportunity in mind. Thanks. RedWolf (talk) 03:45, 18 May 2013 (UTC)

Obsolete category[edit]

Hello RedWolf. I wanted to let you know that I depopulated Category:Somatoform disorders, a category you created, and taged it {{csd-c1}} as an empty category. I did this because the new DSM-5 has discontinued using the term: somatoform disorder in favor of somatic symptom disorder.[1] All pages have been moved to the newly created category: Category:Somatic symptom disorders. Thank you for this and all other contributions you have made to this encyclopedia. Best regards.—John Cline (talk) 02:07, 9 April 2014 (UTC)

File:Shades of Deep Purple.jpg listed for deletion[edit]

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  • Orphaned by a bad edit from anon IP editor. Article link to image restored. RedWolf (talk) 07:52, 2 May 2014 (UTC)

Peakbagger ref template[edit]

Hello. Regarding this change. I cite Peakbagger fairly often and I don't have a problem with using this template other than it takes just as long to fill in the fields as it does to format it manually and I don't have to copy/paste or remember the proper syntax of the template. So overall it's quicker for me to manually format. Also, the way I have been doing it the past 2 or 3 years, the resulting displayed text is exactly the same anyway. If there is a good reason to use the template, I will be happy to start using it from now on. --RacerX11 Talk to meStalk me 20:05, 10 May 2014 (UTC)

Hi. The citation templates have a number of advantages:

  • the references formatting is consistent.
  • updating the url is easy in case the site ever decides to change it (e.g. the GNIS URL tends to change every couple of years as it did recently).
  • a tracking category can be easily added to the template if need be.
  • using the "what links here" for the template allows us to quickly find all articles using it as a reference/source.
  • if the peakbagger site ever goes away, we can add the 'archiveurl' and 'archivedate' parameters to the template so editors can still find the original content on archive.org.

I can see it being a bit easier/quicker not to use the templates but I feel the template benefits are worth the extra bit of time.RedWolf (talk) 18:07, 11 May 2014 (UTC)

Very well then. Those are good reasons so I will certainly use it now. Thanks. --RacerX11 Talk to meStalk me 18:21, 11 May 2014 (UTC)

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Canadian Rockies[edit]

Thank you for all the work you have done on Mount Robson/Lake Louise/Alberta Rockies! Which I believe is one of the most beautiful places on earth, if not the most beautiful.Jämtland98 (talk) 11:00, 13 December 2014 (UTC)

Britannia Range TWODAB[edit]

I just found this by dablink notification as I'd used it on M Creek, I see you made the dab page in 2011... but per WP:TWODAB (or is it WP:TWODABS?) aren't two-dab pages supposed to be avoided and hatnotes used instead. And as to primary topic here, while the Howe Sound range isn't all that well-known (despite being some high-priced real estate), surely the Antarctic one isn't either? Incoming links to the BC one are and will be many....same maybe with pageviews. Prove me wrong about incoming links to the Antarctic one, but I'm seeing a PRIMARYTOPIC RM brewing here and on various other TWODABs and similar lately: the most-linked/used on should be undabbed.Skookum1 (talk) 02:41, 28 December 2014 (UTC)

When should we apply for admin[edit]

Hello I`m Priyam Gupta, want to create, edit and delete some of the civil engineering pages and categories, but deletion and creation requires admin tag. So, when should I apply for admin, and how to apply ffor it. Please giude us; Thanks in advance. Prymshbmg (talk) 12:03, 19 January 2015 (UTC)

  • Hi. Please refer to the instructions at Wikipedia:Requests for adminship on how to apply to be an administrator. RedWolf (talk) 05:59, 21 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Thanks for guidance but, I should should apply now or later according to your point of view, as I have contributed only 160 some edits.Prymshbmg (talk) 12:20, 21 January 2015 (UTC)
  • A low number of edits may be seen as insufficient experience to be an administrator although the quality of edits is also an important factor. I suggest reading Advice for RfA candidates to evaluate whether you are ready. At this point, I advise waiting until later to apply and continue with making contributions to Wikipedia. When you apply to be an administrator, your edit history will be scrutinized by those evaluating your request. So, keep the "advice" page(s) in mind when making edits and how you conduct yourself on talk pages. Make sure to reference appropriate sources when editing/creating articles. You need to demonstrate through your past actions on Wikipedia that you are ready to take on the additional responsibilities of an administrator. Happy editing. RedWolf (talk) 17:08, 24 January 2015 (UTC)

Thank you, I will wait and try to contibute more. Thanks again. Prymshbmg (talk) 17:42, 24 January 2015 (UTC)

Continue discussion of merging Infobox mountain range[edit]

I took the liberty to copy your design points into WT:WikiProject Mountains#Nomination for merging of Template:Infobox mountain range. I'll respond shortly (I want to start on the prep work, first). Sorry for the delay --- WP is taking a back seat to other priorities in my life :-) —hike395 (talk) 04:09, 15 February 2015 (UTC)

Bot account[edit]

Hi. I am a BAG (Bot Approval Group) member and I would like to ask if your bot account User:CanisRufus is still active. Thanks, Magioladitis (talk) 09:52, 2 March 2015 (UTC)

  • Hi. I haven't run any bot type tasks with CanisRufus in a while but the software is still setup to run it at any time. RedWolf (talk) 04:51, 16 March 2015 (UTC)

Coordinates for mountains[edit]

Hi Redwolf - I just made the article Loriu Plateau, and am going to be making many more articles, hopefully, documenting the geography of northern Kenya and southern Ethiopia. In Loriu Plateau I tried to copy a template to demonstrate where the feature is located, while changing the coordinates. However, the image on the article still shows a different location (farther south), even though in the article text itself I changed those coordinates. Do you have any advice? I want to make sure I'm getting this right for Loriu and other, future articles. All best, -Darouet (talk) 03:35, 6 April 2015 (UTC)

  • Hi. Looks like you figured it out. When specifying km and metres, it's best to use the {{convert}} template so measurements are given in both metric and imperial units. RedWolf (talk) 05:51, 7 April 2015 (UTC)

Mountain infobox style[edit]

Hello. Regarding this edit. A while back I got into the habit (usually anyway) of entering infobox parameters in the order in which they are visibly displayed on output. It just seemed the natural way to do it.

I have noticed in your edits you tend to put the map parameters below location and range and above the coordinates. I wouldn't mind doing it that way from now on, but could you please explain if it is important for it to be in that particular order? Or is it just a personal style preference? --RacerX11 Talk to meStalk me 00:03, 11 April 2015 (UTC)

  • Hi. Nothing wrong with entering the infobox parameters in the order they are displayed; the order though can be easily changed in the future. To me it makes more sense to group the range, parent peak and listing together, then location followed by the map parameters. When I see article AAA w/o a location map, I can go into it's "Mountains of YYY" category to find page BBB with an existing map and then copy/paste the map parameters from BBB to AAA but don't usually want to include the location since it's usually already in AAA. While the location and listing values between AAA and BBB have a better chance of being the same when in the same "Mountains of YYY" category, the range and especially the parent peak are less likely to be. So just makes it easier/quicker to copy/paste the map parameters if the other parameters are not interspersed among them. So the order I use is a personal preference based on making infobox maintenance easier, especially when dealing with the map. RedWolf (talk) 18:21, 12 April 2015 (UTC)
Thanks. I appreciate the explanation. --RacerX11 Talk to meStalk me 20:20, 12 April 2015 (UTC)

Gaurishankar[edit]

Hello. I may need some help with this page. There are some problems with the move of the page from Gauri Sankar to Gaurishankar and the susequent changes. The talk page wasn't moved for some reason. See the new redirect talk page Talk:Gauri Sankar, and see also Talk:Gaurishankar, the content of which I assume is from the old redirect. Suntalkha (talk · contribs) has also changed a file name, now broken as a result, and has changed the name of a source article contrary to what the article actually says. All this was done unilaterally without any consensus.

Not sure how to go about fixing it. Should I undo the move and revert everything? How are talk pages normally handled with moves like this? Did the talk page not move because the redirect talk page history was non-empty?

Thanks. --RacerX11 Talk to meStalk me 19:07, 17 May 2015 (UTC)

  • Hi. Thanks for the heads up on the change. Been quite busy the past few weeks with real life tasks dealing with Spring but just started a discussion at Talk:Gaurishankar. The user created the talk page and then did the page move so the software probably prevented the move of the old talk page. I'll have to find the process on how to deal with this because the talk page of the old name should be a redirect (if consensus is to let the page move stand). RedWolf (talk) 06:04, 29 May 2015 (UTC)

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Mont Blanc massif[edit]

Thanks for putting a quality rating on the Mont Blanc massif article. If you have the time or inclination, I would welcome any constructive feedback on how to improve its quality - and most importantly its content - further. In the WP:Alps Project discussion section we've laid out a contents plan for enhancing the rather poor Mont Blanc page. It would be good to get the overall massif page into shape first, so any thoughts are very helpful as sometimes one can't see the 'wood for the trees'. Parkywiki (talk) 13:13, 23 February 2016 (UTC)

Playmate of the Year listed at Redirects for discussion[edit]

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Two-Factor Authentication now available for admins[edit]

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A new user right for New Page Patrollers[edit]

Hi RedWolf.

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.

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